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- Print Length: 46 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B003XVYJ2S
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- Average Customer Review: 163 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,837 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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DEAD(ish) Kindle Edition
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The big problem, though, is that this book to me doesn't work as a novelette. I don't have a problem with short work, but when something is this short I would expect it to cover only about a third of the narrative this one does, and to be a lot more densely written. What I mean is, DEAD(ish) covers a lot of ground. The framework is there not for a sixty or seventy page short but a fully formed two hundred page novel. Because it whipped through, because the chapters were so short, I was left feeling like this was an outline for a good book rather than being a good book. An early draft of something which, if worked on, could have been great.
Going back to Chuck Palahniuk (who Naomi Kramer reminds me of in some ways) - his novel Fight Club initially started out as a short story. DEAD(ish) reads as I would imagine that short story did: ie. really interesting, but in need of fleshing out. If Kramer had let some of the narrative ideas develop a bit more on the page, lengthened them out a bit, and if she had explored the characters a bit more, let their stream of consciousness build, this could have been really really good. As it is, I think it's just ok.Read more ›
Not the easiest review to write as I have never ever read a book like this. I read it it just under an hour, and spent the whole afternoon in the office trying to work it out. Don't get me wrong. As a genre defying story, with good narrative and some laugh out lines, I did enjoy it. I just wanted more, each turn, the kindle shot up a few percent, and I really wanted to have the characters fleshed out a bit more (no joke intended). It was a lot to get covered in a few pages, and unlike some books that are too long winded this was too short. No shirker from the F word or shock value, again just too much in such a short time.
I really enjoy new works on my kindle, and have said before when you discover something great you feel part of an exclusive club. If the follow up is as good, shocking, and as funny, and is longer then 5 stars are on their way.
Humour tends to be very personal. What one person laughs at hysterically may have another person shrugging their shoulders and saying "What's so funny?" This story isn't rib tickling, laugh out loud funny, but it definitely is very funny in a strangely understated kind of way. Kindle presentation is well up to standard too, with few if any formatting or typing mistakes.
Overall: 4 stars: I have to say that I really rather enjoyed this humorous short story. It only took me about 45 minutes to read and that was definitely time well spent.
I was really intrigued by this book, the quirky cover and description made me download it, but i wasnt impressed, i found it really hard to follow right from the start and thought parts of it seemed like it was written by a 14 year old chatting online "cos then Linda turns up". To me it seems like large parts of the story have been missed out, I know it is a short story and therefore wont have the same about of detail as full length books but it made it really hard to follow along it jumped from scene to scene with no real purpose, If i hadnt read the description before starting i dont think i would have had a clue about what was going on.
I am quite disappointed because i really like the idea behind this story and was looking forward to it, but the end result seems quite juvenille. The main female character whines and moans the whole time, so much so that i can see why her character was killed off. There is no depth to any of the character and it makes the story very flat, I couldnt become invested in any of the characters the way i do in other books. I stuck with it until the end but only so i knew the details that had been hinted at throughout, like what had actually happened with the body. The ending did some everything up but i felt like it was rushed, like the book had to be finished in the next few pages so everything was just put in together to end the story.
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I've read this before on the Wife's Kindle, so when I got one I thought I'd download it againPublished 4 months ago by Sir Tainley Barking
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