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The Wheel of Justice (a short story) [Kindle Edition]

Stephen Livingston
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Product Description

Hilariously funny dark humor and biting satire combine in this short story set on an American TV game-show of the near future.

Cover Art by Dyfed Thomas.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 89 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YDR07A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #619,375 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Stephen Livingston is an award winning short story author. His first published work, Choose Your Future, won the inaugural Canongate Prize for New Writing and is available in the anthology Scotland Into The New Era. His short story The Waster's Tale won the EndPapers Tales Series Prize and is available in the anthology Glasgow Tales. Another story Recycling was published in the anthology Scores 4 available from St Andrews University Dept of English where he received a post-graduate M. Litt. in Creative Writing. Kindling, his first collection of short stories, received the ePublishing Consortium Writers Award for exceptional writing.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A short story that hopefully will never come true 17 April 2012
By Alex
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Hi

Well worth a read. This is a short story that sort of reminds me of reality TV gone wrong. The adverts are great.

Alex
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Macabre but nicely done 1 Oct 2012
By Ignite TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was a good short story set in a very uncomfortable future world. Rainbow Smith, a gangland murderer from the Bronx, is condemned to death. Ok, that happens. The difference in this future scenario is that people can compete on a game show for the 'privilege' of being his executioner.

I found the final scene particularly powerful as it replayed side by side, the scenes from the murder Smith had committed together with the winner's antics to produce the power needed for the death by electrocution. Macabre but nicely done
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars totally twisted! 4 May 2012
By ElaineG TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
In a world where we get our kicks from making celebrities eat vile food in the jungle its not really totally out of the question that in a few years time, we could get gameshows like this, though hopefully it will never happen! The story is brilliantly written and really puts you in the audience as the gameshow unfolds. Absolutely loved the totally smarmy, insincere gameshow host - I can see his whiter than white smile, perfectly coiffed hair and fake tan as if I were in the same room. Great little read, highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 26 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was interesting from the first page. Without revealing too much the character's where great, battling it out in the game for the final prize.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Henry Sellars 18 Jun 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A nice idea set in the future but not so far away that it's easy to imagine it happening in today's reality, gameshow culture. I enjoyed the adverts a nice touch, and Vicarage the host was drawn well I had a vivid picture in my mind of Henry Sellars, a credit to the author's descriptive talents.

Only minor point was I think we needed a different twist at the end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Was hoping for a direction or arc to develop 25 Jan 2012
By Helps
Format:Kindle Edition
Although this short is well written (despite a few errant adjectives that I found a tad jarring), I was hoping for some sort of twist or at least some sort of character develop / arc or feelings and thoughts. It was more like - this happened - the end. There was nothing that made me think. I will check out some more of this guys shorts because he's a pretty good writer technically - a lot better than a lot of stories I've downloaded and read on here from the self-publishing community.
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