The Creative Writer for the Creative Newspaper by Terence J Fry
|The Creative Writer for the Creative Newspaper by Terence J Fry|
|Category: General Fiction|
|Reviewer: Sue Magee|
|Summary: There's the nub of a good story here, but there are gaping plot holes and a lack of professional proof reading which make reading difficult. Not recommended.|
|Buy? no||Borrow? no|
|Pages: 144||Date: June 2017|
The man we shall come to know as The Creative Writer was looking out of the window of his office when he spotted a beautiful woman struggling to stay upright in the tornado which was rattling the windows ferociously. Then he realised that it wasn't just the dreadful weather which was affecting her: the woman was doubled up in pain and he could see blood. Amazingly, no one was stopping to help her, worried, he would find out later that, they might be sued if something went wrong. The Creative Writer had no such worries - he dashed out into the tornado and brought her back into the house, shouting at his grandmother that she should call an ambulance.
Strangely drawn by the woman's plight he followed the ambulance to the hospital where a doctor explained to the man he realised was the Creative Writer that the unknown woman had had an abortion which had gone wrong: in fact she was the latest of a dozen women who had suffered this same fate over the last two years - and he allowed the journalist to take a photograph of her in the intensive care unit. The Creative Writer was conflicted: he had a strong Christian faith and he, and particularly his grandmother with whom he lived, were both anti abortion, but this evil trade needed to be stopped.
As well as unearthing the dark secrets of an abortion clinic, the story reaches back into the Creative Writer's own childhood and the tragedy which caused his parents' death in a car crash when he was just sixteen years old. It was his need to find out what had happened which led to his becoming a journalist. Throughout he's buoyed by his strong Christian faith and this is a constant and obviously heartfelt theme throughout the story.
There's the nub of a good story here, but unfortunately the author, Terence J Fry, has dashed into print when he has little more than a first draft of his story. Plot holes are wide: no doctor is going to discuss what is wrong with a patient with someone who has indicated that they're not in any way related to the patient and they're certainly not going to be allowing intrusive photographs to be taken. It might be possible to suspend disbelief over such points, but the text has not had any sort of professional proofreading and in places it's all but unreadable. I'm afraid that I can't recommend the book in its current form.
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