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The Night the Nazis came to Dinner, and other dark tales [Kindle Edition]

Sean McLachlan
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A spectral dinner party goes horribly wrong. . .
An immortal warrior hopes a final battle will set him free. . .
A big-game hunter preys on endangered species to supply an illicit restaurant. . .
A new technology soothes First World guilt. . .

Here are four dark tales that straddle the boundary between reality and speculation. You better hope they don’t come true.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 152 KB
  • Print Length: 42 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006OIY2QA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,335,609 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Sean McLachlan is a former archaeologist who worked for many years on excavations in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Now a full-time writer, he specializes in history and travel. His main historical interests are medieval weapons and the Civil War west of the Mississippi. For his travel writing, he focuses on historical destinations and adventure travel.

Sean spends much of his time on the road researching and writing. He's traveled to more than 30 countries, interviewing nomads in Somaliland, climbing to clifftop monasteries in Ethiopia, studying Crusader castles in Syria, and exploring caves in his favorite state of Missouri. This photo shows him at one of the famous rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia.

Sean is always happy to hear from his readers, so drop him a line!

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By Andrew
Format:Kindle Edition
Full disclosure: I've known Sean McLachlan for several years, and as with other friends of mine who have published their own writing I'm always quick to buy a copy, even if it takes me a while to get round to reading it. In this case, I was already familiar with one of the stories, the titular one, which is also the best. In my opinion it's not bad, and it's that story that I've given the three-star rating for. I won't describe it here at all - the title alone should provide all the set-up you might need before finding out where it goes.

The point of MY title is this. Sean is a pro-writer, in a journalistic sense; he has carved out a couple of niches for himself, focusing on military history and global travel (as I type this, he's just returned from a research trip to Iraq... no shy, retiring flower he). On the other hand, as a writer of fiction he's still an amateur: nowadays that is usually interpreted as just meaning "not very good", but originally it meant "a person who does what they do out of love for it", as opposed to simply "for money".

It may well be that Sean loves his pro-writing gigs as much as he appreciates them paying his bills, but when it comes to his fiction he's in it first and foremost for the pleasure of writing. He needs to improve if his fiction is to equal his non-fiction, but there are glimpses of potential in this collection.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Can't believe I paid for this 15 Jan. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The four stories are not badly written. However, I reached the same conclusion on each -"So what". I didn't find any of them interesting; one I found difficult to understand.The first story about the Nazis, the reason I bought the book, offered all sorts of ideas in my mind but the story was flat and too short. The title was the best bit of the story. The other stories also promise more than they deliver.

The stories are not badly written.

I cannot think of one reason why I would recommend anyone to read these stories. They must have some redeeming features so let's hope somebody else reviews them and finds something I missed completely.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One Great Story and Three Interesting Ones 30 Dec. 2014
By Wesley Morrison - Published on
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The second story, "To End All Wars," set in William Hope Hodgson's Night Land, is a five-star read. Moody, well-written, memorable, and full of very human reactions to the literally inhuman world around them. The collection is worth getting for this story alone (especially if you're a fan of Hodgson's Night Land in general or of John C. Wright's "Awake in the Night Land" in particular).

The other three stories are near-misses, starting well and full of interesting ideas but never quite nailing their endings in the same way "To End All Wars" does. Enjoyable while you read them, but not as memorable or effective as they could have been.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 4 Feb. 2013
By ACLopez - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a Great Read Luv this writers way of taking you back in time
and making you fell like you too are living this adventure.
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