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Death by Facebook [Kindle Edition]

Everett Peacock
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A vacationing soldier in Hawaii...
Earth's most active volcano, anxious to repeat itself...
Two murders involving love, madness, friendship, hippies, tsunamis, and the great hereafter...

DEATH BY FACEBOOK by Everett Peacock
Be careful what you say online

REVIEW:
A wildly inventive story about love, madness, friendship, hippies, tsunamis, murder and the great hereafter all in a vivid tropical setting. It is funny, fascinating and touching. If you have never been to the Big Island, this book will make you want to go. If you have been there, this will make you feel like you have returned.

The perfect book for a hammock and a tall drink.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME READ!!!!, March 1, 2011
By Kempstien - See all my reviews
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Just finished Death by Facebook... AWESOME Read man! I loved the story. When they make the movie I want Sean Connery to play that extremely cool character Pat Kemp!!!
Great mix of Hawaii, Volcanos, great characters and a really interesting and captivating story line. --Amazon.com US, March 1, 2011

5.0 out of 5 stars This book surprised me!, March 28, 2011
By James Cannon - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Death by Facebook (Kindle Edition)
First, by way of full disclosure, I must admit that the author and I were friends in high school. In fact, Facebook is the means by which we have rekindled our friendship. I even have the honor of one of my silly status posts being quoted in the book.
That being said, I kind of expected a light-hearted, quirky story. I was surprised to instead read a book that worked on so many different levels and contained a lot of depth. Many things are going on here and the pace is, at times, riveting. Death by Facebook is a crime drama, a story about youthful angst, aging hippies in touch with Mother Earth, earthquakes, tsunamis, a major volcano eruption, an action thriller and a great story of emotional awakening and redemption; all on the Big Island of Hawaii. Plus, I don't remember the last time I read a book with first person narrative being delivered by a recently deceased person (who didn't seem at all upset about it). I highly recommend it! --Amazon.com US, March 28, 2011

5.0 out of 5 stars Creative, fun, quirky story set on the Big Island of Hawaii, March 22, 2011
By M. Deans - See all my reviews
This review is from: Death by Facebook (Paperback)
It is a wildly inventive story about love, madness, friendship, hippies, tsunamis, murder and the great hereafter all in a vivid tropical setting. It is funny, fascinating and touching. If you have never been to the Big Island, this book will make you want to go. If you have been there, this will make you feel like you have returned. The perfect book for a hammock and a tall drink. --Amazon.com US, March 22, 2011

5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put this one down, March 14, 2011
By G. Mayer (USA) - See all my reviews
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It seems to me that his writing has something for everyone. There is great intrigue,action, information, description, movement, feeling,depth, philosophy, physics and meta-physics to capture anyone's attention. And all written in an easy, uncluttered flow that left me feeling like I am a local. Truly a great book for our times. I could hardly wait to read it all as I went along, and didn't want it to end also.
--Amazon.com US, March 14, 2011

From the Author

What if your friends and family first heard of your death via a Facebook post? What if your murderer made that post? Situated at the world's most active volcano in Hawaii, this fast paced read gives you several twists. Aloha!

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 587 KB
  • Print Length: 314 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1453861939
  • Publisher: Hehunakai Books (24 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Q7CK1A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #319,083 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Spring, a hammock under a tree branch and a good book...
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With over 140,000 copies of his work downloaded so far, Everett Peacock has made a minor sensation of his style of magical realism.
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Mr. Peacock was born on an island and continues the tradition living in Maui, Hawaii. Decades were spent living on a secluded Oahu, Hawaii beach, surfing, mountain biking, glider flying and throwing beach parties people still talk about.

When he had to work it was stints at the Honolulu airport, as a cargo handler, Air Traffic Control radio, Airline Flight Operations Dispatcher, computer programmer and as an amateur lobster fisherman.

Having traveled extensively to all of the Hawaiian islands, Tahiti, Bali, Australia and a few places he has sworn to keep secret, Mr. Peacock has lived, and continues to do through his writing, a life as colorful as his name.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting concept, goes off track 2 Mar. 2012
By djf
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This book starts with an interesting premise - how Facebook connects people, and to what extent can and should things be posted online.

The style and tack which the book takes are unusual, and initially interesting, however after a promising start, the book descends into a bizarre and unrelated tale, completely disregarding the title and the opening premise.

Fans of mysticism and hippy culture, or people with an affinity with the location might be held by the second half of the book, but I found that the writing descended into farce, and the narrative failed to hold my attention.

I would be disappointed had I paid for this, but it was just interesting enough to make me whizz through to the (somewhat disappointing) end. 5/10
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Death by odd book! 5 April 2012
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My husband claims I'm addicted to facebook so when I found this book on the free download list I just had to have it. It took me a while to be in the mood for reading it and I was disappointed from the start to be honest.

I was expecting the book to be about facebook, and really it barely gets a mention! The story is centered around a couple called Jimmy and Janet and starts off with Janet pushing Jimmy into a lava pool when on holiday in Hawaii. From this point on it goes from the sublime to the ridiculous.

I have to say I didn't enjoy this story from the point that Janet hacks into her now dead Fiance's facebook and posts a status update of 'I'm dead' and then goes on a drunken bender. Parts of the story are so predictable it's yet further disappointment and other parts so far fetched that it's very hard to connect with any of the characters.

The story seemed to be split off into other little stories introducing more characters and more weird side-stories that did match in with the main story but at the same time felt like the story was losing it's way. The end of this book was odd and didn't quite tie up all the lose ends.

I wouldn't know where to start with putting this into a genre, I guess it's slightly 'who-dun-it' where you know who did it from the start, slightly 'mother earth/hippy' towards the end. It certainly wasn't my type of book, I did persevere with it and finished it but it took me a week reading on and off, at no point was I really compelled to find out what happens next, I'm very stubborn and hate to leave books unfinished even if they are free. There were a fair amount of spelling/grammatical errors in this story although they didn't detract from the story too much. I'm not sure who would enjoy this story, maybe people who love hawaii and could connect with the story from that point of view?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I didnt get it 13 Jun. 2012
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This books starts out as one story and then decends into something else. The writing style is so confusing and there doesnt seem to be any purpose to it. Very strange and I didnt finish it because it became so ridiculous and down right bizarre. Not to bothered as I didnt pay for it but would not have been impressed if I had.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Death by boredom 11 May 2013
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It started really well with an intriguing idea, but soon lost direction and pace and in the ended very very tamely
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful - avoid even for free 24 Feb. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Poor story, poor characters, dreadful grammar and punctuation.

Look for something else as this book will only disappoint you by the time you finish it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I thought 16 Jun. 2013
By Vicky
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Not worth it in my opinion. I eventualy deleted it from my kindle as I didn't like it at all.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four stars 4 Sept. 2012
By Danie
Format:Kindle Edition
Another easy to read tale from EP. While the events are in stark contrast to his writing of laid back Hawaiian bars the people are still made of the same stuff and their acceptance of life alongside their resoluteness to be masters of their own destiny is inspiring.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book! ***** 1 May 2011
By Martina
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I loved this book, it kept me on the edge of my seat!
Great that the story is set in Hawaii, the author`s attention to detail is amazing.
The story line is so addictive that I had to keep reading till the very end.
I think this book is great movie material.
This is a must read!
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