Apr 13, 2012: Due to some wonkery between the site and my browser or maybe my flash or any number of things, I couldn’t give this the 2.5 I actually wanted, so the review should be a little higher. Apologies to the author.
And, to be even more honest, I only read through the first chapter of this. Sadly I don’t have a lot of time to read things that aren’t to my taste, and Losing Freight isn’t.
It’s a clever idea, letting readers choose the direction for a web serial and to those who had the opportunity to vote as each piece was written, it was probably exciting to see which option would win and how it would inform the story.
When it comes to comedy, I am a ridiculously hard sell. Situational comedy, for the most part, doesn’t work for me, but I’m always willing to give it a try. Personalities and plot points determined by popular opinion, however, is just not for me. The sections are quick to read, though, so it doesn’t take much of an investment to decide whether to keep reading.
All best wishes to the author!