Written For You by Joseph Cognard

“Always have an escape plan” – Unknown


Rating: 3.80


I don’t wanna disclose the plot since this is a play so read the description:

Somebody must have suggested Bob Curry write a book. He didn’t just wake up one morning with the idea. Or did he? Well at least working in a publishing company he should have no problem finding people to read it. Or will he? Read along as this dark comedic play moves quickly to an epic conclusion. Will you enjoy reading a play? Of course you will don’t forget it is and will always be Written for You.


I really liked the characters, they were funny and quirky and I enjoyed reading about them. My favorite characters would have to be Bob, Suzanne and Joe.


Now before I start I wanna say that I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review and this has in no way affected my opinion of the book itself.

Let’s start with the writing: This play was well written and I enjoyed the flow of the words and so on. However, I did find something troubling: while I was reading the play, I found several spelling and grammatical errors. Now I don’t know if they were intentional or perhaps overlooked by the editors or it could also be that my kindle copy of this book was corrupted I’m sure but other than these errors, I had no issue with the writing.

Now on to the plot, this is the reason I gave the book a low rating. It was very slow since things didn’t really pick up until the end of act two. And honestly I found that I had to force myself to finish this play. You see, things just moved so slowly! And I was lost for most of the play since I couldn’t really see a clear plotline. All I knew was that I’m reading about a depressed guy trying to sell his book, but no one’s reading it. I desperately wanted to know where the story was going but I found no such clue in the text. This led me to contemplate the decision of DNFing the book but I was already half was already halfway through and decided to just push through it and I’m glad I did since the ending was worth it.

I was just utterly lost for most of the book though and personally as a reader I need to know where a story is leading me, with a clear plot line but since this book didn’t have one (at least not one I caught until the end) it left me a little irritated and annoyed. I guess my advice to the author would be to drop little hints for the readers or viewers throughout the middle of the book to keep them engaged. I found myself wondering if I should just drop this about halfway in the book. So I would suggest adding little tid bits to keep the readers engaged and guessing so that they get to the end because believe me the ending was worth it.

Anyways that’s all I have for you!

If you like slow plays with dark humor, go read this.

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