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The Farda [Kindle Edition]

Steve Roach , Lloyd Hollingworth
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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A lonely fat man discovers an unwanted visitor in his stack of bananas - a spider the size of a man's fist. Instead of killing it, or throwing it out, he takes pity on the beast and lets it stay for a while. It is the beginning of a magnificent friendship....

About the author:
Steve Roach works in multiple genres including travel writing, fiction and illustrated children's books (with artist Simon Schild). With a large selection of books garnering impressive reviews, Steve's output is diverse, sometimes thought-provoking, entertaining and always interesting.

Working within the Independent market gives Steve the freedom to explore some unusual ideas and avoid being pigeon-holed. Without the marketing resources of a mainstream publisher, readers have to search out Steve's work but once they have they usually stick around to see what's coming next. A number of Steve's books have reached the #1 spot in the bestseller charts on Amazon in their respective categories. During the last 3 years, nearly 50,000 people have read his work. For an 'indie' author, this is a tremendous achievement.

www.steveroach.co.uk

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 294 KB
  • Print Length: 26 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Q9TD72
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #533,019 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Steve works in multiple genres including travel writing, fiction and illustrated children's books (with artist Simon Schild).

With a large selection of books garnering impressive reviews, Steve's output is diverse, sometimes thought-provoking, entertaining and always interesting.

Working within the Independent market gives Steve the freedom to explore some unusual ideas and avoid being pigeon-holed. Without the marketing resources of a mainstream publisher, readers have to search out Steve's work but once they have they usually stick around to see what's coming next. A number of Steve's books have reached the #1 spot in the bestseller charts on Amazon in their respective categories. During the last 3 years, nearly 50,000 people have read his work. For an 'indie' author, this is a tremendous achievement.

Steve's latest book is 'Resonance', a collection of eighteen brand new short stories. Readers will soon discover that this is no ordinary collection, as the individual stories begin to link together and start affecting each other.

Website: www.steveroach.co.uk

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A tale of the unexpected 3 July 2012
By Kew
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a well-written short story with a very unexpected twist to the end. It reminded me of the sort of surprise that you used to get from the old TV show of the 1970s, "Tales of the Unexpected." I doubt many, if any, will be able to guess the ending of this little story!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent short story. 14 Jan 2012
By The Emperor TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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I enjoyed this well written short story. The author definitely has talent.

It is pretty amusing and though you can guess what is going to happen I still found it to be an enjoyable and worthwhile read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read.... 9 Jan 2012
By Cheryl M-M TOP 500 REVIEWER
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If you have arachnophobia, then this story will probably make you very wary of reaching into a pile of bananas and keep you scanning the uppermost corners of your house. I was pleasantly surprised by the tale, perhaps because the title envoked images in my head of a turban clad male playing a flute like instrument, whilst enticing a snake. Nope, the spider just happens to have a Jamaican accent, mon. I really liked the connection and parallels between human and spider. It is also an example of how humans are more likely to act upon base instinct than they are aware of and how we imagine ourselves to be superior to all live forms. I enjoyed the read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little gem 19 Jun 2012
By Ignite TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This is a little gem of a book. The story concerns a grossly obsese man who is confined to his home because of his size. He has no friends and effectively no life. His predicament is sensitively described. He is about to trench his way through a crate of bananas when he find a huge spider (which can talk!) The growing relationship between the man and the spider is a delight as we watch it unfold. Steve Roach has a dark side to his humour though. Things go downhill!

This is a short story but as there's a small cast there is time for character development and the plot has a slight inevitability although I didn't see the final page coming. The author's writing style is skilful and accessible without being in any way simple. Short but sweet, this one, and well worth a read.
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