This was the gist of it.
What do typos do to you – make you angry, irritated or put off reading, or can you overlook that and still enjoy the book?
I like a well edited book, and I don’t mind a few typos. I find that my brain corrects it as I read it. So it doesn’t damper my story reading. But if there is a typo in every line/paragraph, it blocks my enjoyment, and then it is a no-no.
Grammar and wrong punctuation in some lines do not affect me as I assume that to be the colloquial English. I don’t want the novel to be in perfect English with all the correct punctuation and neither do I bother about it. Authors have a creative license, and for me, this comes within its entire overcast.
I went back and read through my reviews, except in a couple of them, I don’t generally mention typos or put “not a well edited book” in my review. I generally want an interesting plot and well developed characters.
How do you guys react to typos? Does it affect your rating of the book? Do you mention it in your review? Do you want perfect English, with the correct grammar and tenses?
The only example I have got to mention – I was reading a vampire story, skim reading it, and suddenly a line struck me. She killed him with a steak!! I had to go back a couple of pages to understand how she managed to kill the vampire with a steak… Till I realized it was a typo – a stake was what it was!! I had a good laugh, thought about how I could twist “killing with a steak” in the plot line, maybe coating it with poison or silver were my go-to solution, and continued with my skim reading!! 😂