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Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box by [Grant, Mira]
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Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box Kindle Edition

3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 528 KB
  • Print Length: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (2 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008DTP3GQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #324,159 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I held off buying this for a long time as I felt that it was expensive for essentially ten minutes reading. And while I'm being honest about being a pinch penny, just to point out that 50% of this ebook is a sample of Feed - book one of the newsflesh trilogy (which is brilliant by the way.) Still my curiosity got the better of me and I can honestly say that even with the above caveats, this book is worth it.

A chilling game in which a group of friends meet up once a week - as they have done for 15yrs - and play out scenarios that would destroy the world. Except that Cole hasn't been coming recently. Work or something. And yet she won't be missing her turn...

A fairly terrifying thought experiment and a thoroughly entertaining short story. It is the length it needs to be. I would just have rather had a collection of Grant's non Newsflesh short stories all gathered together in one volume. I'm sure she must have a few more out there...
A definite for Mira Grant fans.
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This wasn't too bad however I did prefer the short story "Last Stand of the California Browncoats" from Mira Grant. It didn't take me long to read it and the game was a fresh twist on all the other books. I know it's a short story but if it was longer it might've made it a lot better :) But I do love the Newsflesh Trilogy. If you are new to Mira Grant's books I would recommend you start with Feed as opposed to one of her short stories =)
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Whilst interesting, this doesn't add much to the Newsflesh trilogy and other related short stories (which are great, and I would recommend them). It's certainly not required reading and in my view it isn't worth paying for. Half the book is the start of Feed, as such the actual story is an extremely short read (5-10 minutes).
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The danger of playing reality games when one person has the capability and means to play it for real. It's a good possible start to the virus.
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Amazon.com: 3.4 out of 5 stars 43 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I wanted more... 12 Jan. 2012
By OutlawPoet - Published on Amazon.com
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I read this knowing that it was a short story. I usually don't buy short stories (or even novellas) for Kindle, but since I like Mira Grant, I decided to buy it.

While well-written and interesting, this felt more like a prologue than a short story. It's very, very short.

While I enjoyed it, I felt a bit unsatisfied in the end. However, I felt really hopeful that a full-length book based on this story might be coming. (Hint! Hint!)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulos Story, Dreadful Price 26 April 2012
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A great take on the popular topic, a "Masque of the Red Death" where a friend wears the mask. A great read, this exemplifies why short fiction is often the best fiction. Setup, climax and conclusion come in rapid, but clear, and characters are sketched in just enough to give the imagination a hook, and the story what it needs. Ending is punchy and not overdone, but a fabulous full stop on a great sentence.
The only issue I take is with pricing, but I suppose if people like myself keep paying it, it will keep rising. So, on this point I've noone to blame but myself.
5.0 out of 5 stars A deliciously unconventional apocalypse. 23 Aug. 2011
By E. Simpson - Published on Amazon.com
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I have to admit, the first time I opened this file on my kindle I closed it and went in search of something else. It's not any fault but the author's - I had just finished the first Newsflesh novel and was waiting for the 2nd to download. It did, I went and devoured it gratefully, and then because the third novel had/has yet to be released, I came back to this enticing little novella. The scenario is surprisingly complex for such a short piece, one that I'm sure I would love to see fleshed out.

Some friends play Monopoly, others play cards, these plot various apocalypses. Sort of right up my alley, I have every intention of stealing this game for my next party. I enjoyed the character development and the plot itself, which I found to be a surprise since this was such a short piece. Length notwithstanding, AS #683 was a fantastic read that will leave you wanting more.
5.0 out of 5 stars Short but super sweet 18 Jun. 2011
By Brian - Published on Amazon.com
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Kind of upset that this wasn't longer. A full story based off of this would be amazing! In the same vain as Feed, this short story will definitely leave you wanting more!

Five friends get together to set up different ways that the world will end. But one day something weird happens and they are forced to make a decision...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It sounds like an interesting premise however i would not have paid ... 9 Aug. 2014
By J. Gara - Published on Amazon.com
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This "short" is less that one chapter long!!! It sounds like an interesting premise however i would not have paid $2 for it, i thought i was buying a short story. Very disappointed
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