- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 222 KB
- Print Length: 47 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00C3341BG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,952,504 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
3:53 a.m.: Book 1 Kindle Edition
|Length: 47 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled|
Kindle e-ReadersKindle Fire TabletsFire Phones
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
.... This is a dark, chilling, and disturbing read that leaves you thinking. It has an edgy story line that I won't reveal here (unlike one of the other reviewers who gives altogether too much away). Fair warning; It goes places that some readers might find distasteful, but there is a REASON for that. Given the nature of short stories, you don't usually find character interactions this involved, but it pays off at the end. What you have here is the raw version of just the kind of writing that wins critical acclaim from serious literati. I think a few fixes in format and editing could make 3:53 a.m. a story that people remember and talk about. I hope the author makes those fixes, this story deserves them. Believe me, I don't normally read this kind of tale, I'm a Science Fiction fan and an action/adventure junkie. I originally came to review the cover and ended up reading in fascination. This author has something; a future in writing.
P.S. The cover is a perfect introduction to this story. I wouldn't change IT at all.
The story starts with a shocking murder, and the ensuing chapters flip back to the events leading up to it: four friends, secrets, betrayal, distrust, revenge and lies...all of which also contribute to a somewhat unexpected ending.
This short story does need a pass through a good editor, but whether or not the quality of the editing was what clouded my perception, I'm just not sure. The plot line is good, strong, but it may have been too big for its word count, and...I don't know whether this is intentional or not...I felt nothing at all for any of the characters. I'm going to give the benefit of the doubt to the author and say that perhaps he's just too clever for me. He certainly has a unique style.
The simplicity of the cover embodies the `less is more' concept and certainly arouses curiosity, which I believe is satisfied by a `challenging' short story.
It's a short read -- I polished it off in an hour -- and best read in one sitting for best effect.
The story and writing deserve 5 stars but I had to penalize it one because of some editing and formatting issues. The story really needs paragaph breaks between dialogue instead of large blocks of text which hamper reading somewhat. Some proofreading is also in order.
Still, the book was FREE and was a good, entertaining read. Dark and gritty. I liked the author's handling of the story and it had some surprising twists and turns.
With that being said, I believe the author would still benefit from an editor. I think a better flow would make it even more horrifying and compelling, but the raw talent of this author is very evident. I'd give the story five stars, but am taking one star off for the editing issues.
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Crime, Thrillers & Mystery > Series
- Books > Fiction > Psychological
- Books > Fiction > Short Stories
- Books > Fiction > Women Writers & Fiction
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crime, Thriller & Mystery > Thrillers > Psychological
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > Single Authors