- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2350 KB
- Print Length: 79 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Thinking Plainly (18 Dec. 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MU2717J
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #789,076 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Harpy Blinks Kindle Edition
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As other reviewers have mentioned, the subject matter is challenging but Rankine builds Harpy's character (during just a few scenes) to the extent that you feel horrified and repulsed but also desperately sad for the lost (and/or wasted) possibilities of youth. Although the seeds of Harpy's unlikable personality are clearly sown in his childhood and upbringing, I wish Harpy had found the strength for his life, and psyche, to turn out differently. You can't help but ask yourself - exactly when in Harpy's life did he reach the point of no return?
I agree with other reviewers that the first section of the story appears too intensely descriptive, but once you get into the body of the work, its relevance becomes apparent. I hope that those who download a sample of the book take a chance with the remainder.
Rarely do you randomly stumble across such excellent writing by an indie author; it is very surprising. Harpy Blinks is a beautifully written and confronting piece and it has stayed with me since turning the last page.
I'd say; well done R.G. Rankine, you are going places.
The pace of the story is great, the setting is well done and the scenes the story describes are realistic. There are moments where it may be a little too descriptive and therefore somewhat repetitive but those are few and far between and they don’t take away from the flow.
I was left to ponder on human nature, our lack of control in certain moments. The facades we put up and how easy it is for them to crumble. How destructive we can be and how arrogant in our own insecurity.
I think the style of writing is quite unique and I am rather intrigued by the future work of the author.