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5.0 out of 5 stars Paradise - A big con., 10 Sept. 2014
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WOW! What a super short story. I will definitely be looking out for more from this author. I had to read this in one go. It had me hooked from beginning to end. The idea of how to solve the problem of an Earth bursting at the seams by population growth was chilling. No less so was one man's decision to thwart the plan. Beautifully written, a well deserved FIVE STARS.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Ray Bradbury/Twilight Zone tale, 10 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Paradise (Kindle Edition)
What we have here is a teaser of sorts about an over-populated, environmentally doomed planet and the method chosen to alleviate those problems. Paradise is a planet which is reached and colonized through a portal in space and is offered to the populous via a lottery. This Ray Bradbury like tale takes the reader on the journey of John, his wife Sarah and daughter Jemima as they make their way through the queue and into the entrance to the portal and their thoughts and concerns about the new life awaiting them on Paradise. However, things aren't all they seem as we meet a corporation official who has had enough of the deception. Just exactly what the nature of that deception is is not revealed...this is the teaser part...as the author is planning the sequel, Bird of Paradise to, in his words, 'Well it would appear that I have to know what happens next.' I for one want to know as well. 4 stars to this gripping teaser of a tale.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Looking forward to the follow-up novel, 5 July 2014
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Well constructed short Sci-fi story. When you read the first few pages you think you know whats going to happen, but seeing the same scenes through different points of view sheds a different light on where you thought the story was going. The ending gives a great hook for further developments. I'm keen to find out what happens next, so I'm looking forward to the spin-off novel that's promised!
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5.0 out of 5 stars My ticket to Paradise, 7 July 2014
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I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. It starts slow and is kind of cutesy to begin with. I'm glad I carried on with it though. As it progresses the tension builds and builds until you just can't put it down and the ending is not what I was expecting at all! The writing is excellent and the characters are well drawn. I was pleasantly surprised to read that the author is writing a follow up and I can't wait to read it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping, 8 Jun. 2014
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You think you understand what going to paradise means.... You may be wrong! Can't wait for more - very intense little story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Short, But Well Worth a Read, 8 April 2014
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Paradise is a short story which tells the story of a world which is tremendously overcrowded. Every year, a small number of people are given tickets to go and live on a new planet, known as Paradise, and escape the many issues and problem humanity has on Earth.

The story tells of a family who have a ticket to go to this new world, a young man who works for the company who transport people there and a mysterious man who has destructive intentions.

Jason K Lewis states in the afterword of this novel that it is the prelude to a much longer story that will be released in 2015. I look forward to finding out more. These characters and setting definitely lend themselves to further expansion and, although there's absolutely no clue as to what that longer novel might hold, I am keen to see what he makes from it.
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Some readers may find the price of this ebook a little off-putting, especially when they see the estimated print length, however, it is nice to find a new author who is not engaging in the mad price dash to the bottom that so many others try in order to get their work noticed. The price is still extremely reasonable, especially given the quality of the writing - which is excellent - and the fact that this is clearly a story with much higher aspirations than just a few thousand words.

All in all, if you like short, quick reads with interesting characters, I can thoroughly recommend this new novella.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining. intense. Entralling., 3 Sept. 2014
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a great novelette. once i started i could not stop. great for those who want an intense read in a short time. I would recommend to fans of WOOL.
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