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The birth of bigger things,
This review is from: Four Stories About The Singularity (Kindle Edition)The first story appealed to me more than the others. It's a great concept and I would love to read a novel length version. The character's transformation was interesting and ended in a horrific realisation, which in full novel form would be epic.
The second concept worried me a little but I stuck with it. Early on there seemed to be little substance but as the story developed I could see its depth. Again I think there is a full novel there but it would be hard work to keep it interesting. I believe this story would be a great back drop to something with a little more meat.
The third story was less convincing but contained an element of fun. Again there is enough mileage in the concept to provide a full novel although I don't think it would be my cup of tea.
I struggled with the stylised dialogue in the third story but again I stuck with it and was very happy I did. It's a quaint, thought provoking, and amusing piece. It stands on its own as a story any longer and I think I would've found it tedious.
Taking the book as a whole I was very impressed; I like the style of writing. However there is barely 15 minutes of material for me. I would've liked to have seen at least another three stories for the money.
The stories build from humble beginnings and end with powerful, interesting visions. I was a little disappointed that the first story wasn't of the same quality as the rest from a technical point of view. The story seemed rushed and could benefit through better word choice and a revision of sentence structure in some places. Although I think my disappointment comes from the fact that I found the concept to be more `my thing'. My biggest complaint is that when perusing the writer's website this is the only fiction he's written. His other works don't interest me in the slightest.
Please write a Monologue novel ASAP!!! Seriously stop reading this and start writing.
Despite my criticism I can't give this book less than a four the originality of the content and power contained within such a short format deserves recognition.