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- File Size: 333 KB
- Print Length: 86 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Asymmetrical Press (27 July 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E785R5O
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #910,062 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Colin's work has been featured in USA Today, Young Entrepreneur, Income Diary and myriad other publications. He's given a TEDx talk (on extreme lifestyle experiments), and has been interviewed on hundreds of TV shows, magazines, newspapers, and blogs.
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The primary strength of Colin's latest work is also its primary weakness. The stories here are short...really short...so short, in fact, that they seem to have been tossed off in the Emperor's Lounge at Beijing International Airport while waiting for a plane to take off. Oops, there's the boarding call, better finish this one up right quick...there, done! This does of course allow the reader to consume the stories en masse in one sitting, which is of course what the author intended. Bravo Colin on that one! My only issue here is that the endings leave too much to the imagination. I want to know what happens when the alien gets back and Squidhound is finishing his masterwork. What is "The Answer"? What is "The Question"? I want to know what comes next...the right away "next", the conclusion to the tension, denouement. We as readers need that to be satisfied. Our imagination engine is tooled to lend reality to your writing, but it is your responsibility as the writer to satisfy that engine with fuel.
You are immediately sucked in by the author's voice. He is quickly becoming a master at setting the scene, introducing the most important characters, and sending them off with the action in tow. It's easy to get lost in the fantastical scenarios. This is an essential talent for any writer. but the most difficult, and in my opinion most essential skill for any writer is knowing how to conclude the action with resolution, even in the span of only a couple of pages that many short stories occupy. Work on that one, Colin, and you will write a best-seller one day.
Anyway, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for mad scientists and their deadly gadgets. In that regard, I am doubly satisfied with this collection. Thanks again Colin. Keep em coming...
This was a quick read that I very much enjoyed. I easily read the entire thing in about four hours and thought it would make a nice break in between the Game of Thrones reviews.
7 or 8 Ways to End the World is exactly that. This collection of short fiction explores multiple possibilities for how the world might end, some more plausible and thought-provoking than others. The stories contained in this collection are for people who like to think more so than for the action adventure addict. Mr. Wright explores several scenarios and it had a bit of that Twilight Zone flavor in my opinion.
The author has a good voice and I very much enjoyed his storytelling style. As this a short story collection I would being doing an injustice to give too much detail. If you enjoy short fiction you can pick up the Kindle version for under $1.
The books Colin writes are interesting, beautiful to read and, most importantly, inspirational. The characters are people that you can learn from and strive to emulate. You see their mindsets, how they carry themselves, their life philosophies and the way they apply them to reality...and you find yourself admiring them.
7 or 8 Ways To End The World is an interesting and enjoyable read, and not all that inspirational. Great for an hour or two of fantasy.
For the cost of a dollar...yeah, definitely worth it.
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