Friday, April 3, 2015

Book Review: The Academy by Robert Dugoni

by M. J. Joachim

Talk about an intense short story! If you like detective and crime stories, you’re bound to enjoy this little book. Of course there’s much more to it than that, as Dugoni takes on gender bias in police academies, thus the name of the story.

The Academy is a quick and intriguing account of two women who join the local police academy. A few of the big brass instructors aren’t all that thrilled to have them there, causing conflict as they train. That’s all I’m going to give you, because I know you’ll enjoy reading this one for yourself.

Transitions in this book are important to study, as is character development. It’s amazing how much characters can come to life, even when words are limited. Details make all the difference. Except these details don’t drag on and on, leaving little or nothing to the imagination. These details provide just enough information to help readers fully engage in the story.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and encourage you to get it for the story and to learn from Dugoni’s writing style.

Thanks so much for visiting Writing Tips today. It’s always a pleasure when you stop by!

M. J.

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