The Lost Life of Eva Braun

On top of killing whales and crafting the days away, I like to read. I read a lot. Because I like to write, I end up writing in most of my books. I also dog ear the pages and sometimes spill water on them (that last part not on purpose!) My brother even got me a library card kit for Christmas, complete with stamper to stamp the dates in, hahaha.

Sometimes, however, I end up with a “Frustrating Read” where I just get mad a lot at the book / author. I recently finished “The Lost Life of Eva Braun,” by Angela Lambert, and lemme tell you, it was a major piece of work. Not, like, “A major piece of work that should be read by every tenth grader from here to the Pacific Coast.” More like, “a major chore to read and once it was so bad I thought I was crying but really my eyes were just bleeding.”

Also, because I was afraid of copy write infringement I blurred out most of the text in these pictures… Because I’m afraid of silly things like infringing on copy writes.

So here we go, five unforgivable errors that could have been avoided.

PROBLEM NUMBER ONE:


Author misspelled Hitler’s name in his own family tree. HOW DO YOU MISS THAT?

Two:


Wrong verb tense. This happened more than once.

Three:


Author cites Wikipedia as a reference. I’m pretty sure that’s not only illegal but punishable by death.

Four:


Horrible sentence.

Five:

Another misspelled name!

Pffft. Baloney.

On a Kerry Star rating I gave this book a 1.5 out of 5 (the bits on Eva were interesting) and would not recommend it. Ever.

2 Responses to “The Lost Life of Eva Braun”


  1. 1 Siobhan August 25, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I honestly would not have believed that it was possible to get a book with mistakes like that in unless I had seen those pictures. Who in hell published that? I work in editorial for an academic publisher and as you rightly say, punishable by death! Wikipedia entries would never be allowed as references.

    • 2 kerrybaz August 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      The book was published by St. Martin’s Griffin / St. Martin’s Press. And the thing I don’t get is most Wikipedia articles have references at the bottom so the author could have easily looked into those for to cite!


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