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BITTER IS THE SALT (THE LAND OF GRIMNEY) [Kindle Edition]

James Willard , Gavin Carter
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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“Judge me? What is a god? I lived within my own expectations. I shaped the landscape around me and I died in the face of the judgement of others. I did all that I was capable of until I could do no more. I had my time and in remembrance, I live. The memory of who I was is greater than my own flesh and travels beyond my bloodline. I alone, in my time, shaped lives, for better or worse. I can only regret the sadness and loss of those who remain; it is their loss not mine. But each of us must strive for purpose, for one day you too will sit beside me beneath the ancient withered tree. A few, perhaps too few to mention, will be raised up and they will find their spirit carried onwards for the greater good. Much lies beyond. This is but one realm and we leave it swiftly, carried upon butterfly wings, but others such as I are left to the darkness of what lies beneath”.

“So we must travel in our story and question the meaning of morality; for who of us has the right to judge who is good and who is bad? I’ve seen children die, but in doing so they never lose their innocence”.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 528 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082RJUBI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #416,092 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beauty IS the Beast 20 Jan 2013
By Ignite TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This collection consists of one long story (that of the title) and two shorter ones. The common theme seems to be the taking of beauty at face value and the failure to look inside the person for what is really there. It was less, `Beauty and the Beast' than, `Beauty IS the Beast.' Due perhaps to nature of the theme, I found the characters shallow and distasteful. The people were deeply selfish and greedy, and as beauty faded, so did their thoughts of love.

The stories successfully employed a traditional folk tale style of language and were very imaginative. I would have preferred it though, if the author had stuck to conventions of punctuation, particularly when using direct speech. I found this very distracting though others might not. There was also an occasional tendency to use homophones and a randomness to the use or lack of use of the semicolon that I couldn't get on with. I feel the author has great potential in the creation of a `new Gothic' folk tale genre but needs some editing and punctuation help on the way.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real page turner! 13 Jan 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This author is rapidly becoming my favourite. I have read lots of his poetry - which I love. I have never read a book in this genre before but decided to give it a go when I kept seeing it advertised on Twitter, I'm glad I did, it's the best 77p I've spent for a long time.

I was drawn in to the story from page one and each character is introduced with an implied mystery attached which keeps you wondering throughout the book - and wanting to find out more. Admittedly it is 'dark' and the 'monster' central to the story is cleverly based on a real creature which most people - if not all - find grotesque to begin with.

The main character, Zachary Nova is led into many uncomfortable situations and co-erced into unspeakable acts of evil which really make you examine the concepts of Good and Evil in a new light. The adulation of beauty is another theme which is explored throughout with a surprising conclusion towards the end.

Talking of the end, I bet nobody reading the story can correctly predict how it ends! I have never come across this particular ending before and would be interested to know if anyone else has.

Bear in mind that I have never read a book in this Genre before so I have nothing to compare it to but I would highly recommend it!
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book 19 April 2013
By michellevmcfall - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am looking forward to reading more of This Authors books if you haven't read his books he keeps you entertained until the last page this is a book I will remember. The characters you can relate to. They jump out of the pages. Hang on for a wild ride
3.0 out of 5 stars Beauty IS the Beast 20 Jan 2013
By Ignite - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This collection consists of one long story (that of the title) and two shorter ones. The common theme seems to be the taking of beauty at face value and the failure to look inside the person for what is really there. It was less, `Beauty and the Beast' than, `Beauty IS the Beast.' Due perhaps to nature of the theme, I found the characters shallow and distasteful. The people were deeply selfish and greedy, and as beauty faded, so did their thoughts of love.

The stories successfully employed a traditional folk tale style of language and were very imaginative. I would have preferred it though, if the author had stuck to conventions of punctuation, particularly when using direct speech. I found this very distracting though others might not. There was also an occasional tendency to use homophones and a randomness to the use or lack of use of the semicolon that I couldn't get on with. In the first story, Bitter is the Salt, there were far too many uses of the name Zachary, often 6 or 7 to the page. It's so distracting that you actually start to count! I feel the author has great potential in the creation of a `new Gothic' folk tale genre but needs some editing and punctuation help on the way.
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