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Oli Jacobs – The Station 17 Chronicles | Review

Title: The Station 17 Chronicles

Author: Oli Jacobs

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 228

Rating 2.5/5



This is basically three short stories in one collection, all of which are about the mysterious Station 17, a research station with a dark past. The premise was pretty good and it’s always good to support indies, and I’ve been a fan of Oli’s work in the past, but this one just didn’t hit the mark for me.

I think the main problem for me was that it was riddled with spelling and grammar mistakes, which isn’t necessarily unusual for an indie book but which was particularly pronounced here. And while there were some pretty cool concepts behind the stories, I couldn’t help feeling as though they were dragging on a little too much.

On the plus side, I think this book has the potential to be a decent movie, and I particularly liked the idea of the Rot and its ultimate explanation. Because of that, the second story was by far my favourite of the three, although the third made for a pretty satisfying ending. I just don’t think that this was quite on the level of Oli’s other books, which is a shame. I’ll still keep reading him, though. And you should probably give him a read sometime, too. Go ahead.



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Oli Jacobs – Filmic Cuts: Sunshine and Lollipops | Review

Title: Filmic Cuts: Sunshine and Lollipops

Author: Oli Jacobs

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 172

Rating: 4/5



I’ve been on an Oli Jacobs hype of late, working my way through as much of his back catalogue as I can track down. He’s a local author (we both live in High Wycombe, and he even has a book out called Strange Days in High Wycombe), and he’s also an indie, so it’s nice to show some support.

I’m not going to pretend that this book is faultless. The layout is a little weird with no justification, spacing between paragraphs and no page numbers, and there are also occasional grammar mistakes including one memorable “their” versus “thereerror. But as long as you can get past that, you’re in for a good time.

The stories were great, and each one of them was memorable, which I find is a rarity for a collection of short stories. Jacobs makes for a great short story writer.



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