- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 340 KB
- Print Length: 20 pages
- Publisher: Apparitions of Terror Publishing (18 Sept. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005O3044A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,766,742 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Fishers Kindle Edition
|Length: 20 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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Top Customer Reviews
I settled down and planned to read half of the story and finish the rest the next day. Before I knew it, it was over.
This indeed would make a very good first chapter in a full length Novel or even a Novella.
Erik Gustafson makes this story extremely fast paced and it's very much a page turner as we follow Dave and his father on their horrifying fishing trip.
If you enjoy fishing you might think twice about reeling in your catch after reading this. ;)
I was a little confused over the ending as to what actually happened but maybe you will make more sense of it than I did.
This is the second piece of work I have read of Erik Gustafsons and I find him to be a very interesting author and hope to be reviewing more of his work soon.
Once you lay your eyes on page one, you wouldn't be able to stop until the last word.
So, grit your teeth and be ready to be scared...
Please tell me Erik, that surely there is a continuation for this gem??
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
A normal joyful father and son fishing trip turns out to be a much more than either had expected. Something lurks in the quiet pond that this unfortunate pair have chosen to try their casting skills.
1.) an intriguing story, well written
2.) some beautiful descriptive passages of the quiet bucolic terrain... indicative of skills that made me feel that the author was capable of producing a highly entertaining book.
3.) equally impressive was the tension and fear that was expressed once the idyllic situation turned for the worst.
4.) cliffhanger ending... just enough info to make the reader want to find out more in the next book.
A very well done introductory work that is used to set up a longer story to follow soon.
A story told with enough quality to make me want to check out the follow up.
If this short work is any indication, then this author appears to have some talent.
As it is... 5 Stars
The story will lead you through a young boy's encounter with a pair of underwater monsters. My only beef with this little story is that it feels a little like the start of what ought to be a full blown novel. I am waiting with "baited breath" - (well, my wife always tells me I smell like a dead fish) - to see if Gustafson gets off of his butt and lets this little bitty tadpole grow up into a full blown novel.
Come on, Gustafson - you've already hooked us.
Now reel it on in.
yours in storytelling,
Well I have to tell you folks that this author is a rascal. I say this because this is a "teaser" story; a story to lure you in so that you will buy his novel when it is published. I am here to tell you that the author did his job and did it well. This thing had me hooked from page one and at the end I was quite peeved in that I realized the author had indeed hooked me and that I was going to have to finish this thing off. Grrrr.
This work was written by a new author and we can see little tell-tale signs here and there that it is a first work. This is not big deal in this case though because I can assure you that the author is a very skilled writer and quite obviously a master story teller. His work is a delight. We can only speculate at this time what this work would and will look like if it had a professional editor drag it through the ringer. If it is as good as it is as stand, can you just imagine? Sigh.
The story starts simple. A father and son are fishing an isolated pond. All is well with the world. You are thinking where or where is the horror? Well, the author delivers it soon enough. I fish isolated little lakes, ponds and streams so this one hit pretty close to home for me and I can tell you that it was absolutely creepy!
I liked the way the author shifted his narrative between the son, the father and then the author. This is a ploy I have seen before. It is not for everyone but this sort of thing suits my reading tastes perfectly. It is something different and with all the books I read, I need different now and then.
Of course my only whine is that this snippet was too short. I wanted more. This though is one of the reasons that the Kindle has recreated a whole new world for us. Since the death of the big named magazines back in the 1950s there have been fewer and fewer outlets for new author to show there stuff. Publishers are only going with "big name" authors and our literary world has suffered greatly for it as many of the "big name" authors are truly wretched by any standard and are feeding us crud. This Kindle phenomena has allowed us fanatic reader's choices; choices that we simply have not had available to us for forty years or more. This is a good thing.
It is difficult to write reviews on short work such as this; for me anyway, as I do not like giving away spoilers. I would strongly recommend though that you download this one and give it a shot. I feel you will be missing a good read if you don't.
The only problem I had was the shortness of the piece, and it only reads like a prologue to a longer story (which is promised at the end). You get into the flow and timing of the piece, hit a turn at the end, and just when you're looking for more... stop. He hits you with a 'WTF?' last line and then... you're left hanging, having to wait until the rest of the story is released.
Of course, I'll be reading it once it's out, and I hope it comes quickly.