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The Human Body by [Rose, Michael K.]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 106 KB
  • Print Length: 16 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,763,563 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Liked this very much, well written snappy short where a brutally honest inner voice torments an overweight self loather, who's heads to a collision course with himself.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x98b015d0) out of 5 stars 10 reviews
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HASH(0x98bb303c) out of 5 stars Review: The Human Body, by Michael K. Rose 18 July 2013
By Robert Zimmermann - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this short story from Michael K. Rose. This one was a bit different from the other stories I've read of his, being that it's not a science fiction short.

I found the character well developed, as well as the "other" character involved in the situation. The way Rose created the conflict and let the story unfold was enjoyable to read and thought-provoking to those who are interested in just how much the human body is capable of.

I was surprised to find such a well written story, of this type, in the short length that is it. There was no words wasted to get the story out, and that's a good sign of quality writing.

I might have to take a look at Rose's other non-science fiction writing now.
HASH(0x98eabe4c) out of 5 stars Horror Novel Reviews: Honesty in the Terror 1 Aug. 2013
By Horror Novel Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a free short story (well, that promo just ended, but it's still awfully cheap and well worth a look) from author Michael K. Rose. The concept is quite good, particularly in light of the growing global obesity epidemic. The premise centers on a character named Ted. He has struggled with his weight for a long time. Food obsesses him and one day, his body revolts. An inner essence fights back for control over the eating. The voice moves from harassment to aggressive bullying to a final confrontation between life and death.

While the premise is quite compelling, the narrative and characterization lacked depth. Rather than the challenging and dark exploration of pain and suffering, we get "What the **** are you doing? Leave me alone, *** **** it." Overeating and the compulsion for food are intense, psychological horrors for many people. Food can become an obsession that, like Ted, can threaten to destroy a person. But this story doesn't capture that nightmare. Perhaps a longer, more in-depth narrative would have helped. This might not be a tale told in a short story form. Some horrors do not fit in a small box.

Rose's idea here is fresh and his perspectives on the horrors within us work well. He doesn't resort to blood, guts, and gore, but instead chooses to dig inside to find those fears that haunt us in the small hours. I appreciate his style and will look for more in the hopes that he takes that framework and really runs with it in a longer format. A good read that left me wanting a little more.

Written by Drake Morgan from Horror Novel Reviews. Horror Novel Reviews does not receive payment for reviews. All books are promotional copies.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x992bf93c) out of 5 stars Body horror at its best! 18 Mar. 2013
By Horror_Nerd - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Ted has battled with his weight all his life, never able to overcome his love for food. His body, tired of the abuse decides to take matters into it's own hands.

Mr. Rose's newest short story "The Human Body" is a horrific spin on a battle that many struggle with. I've battled with losing weight since early childhood, and it's no fun, but if I had to endure what poor Ted has to deal with, I would be screwed.

Ted is such a relatable character for me. Within the first few paragraphs I was emotionally attached to him. I knew his plight and felt his pain. One the author's biggest strengths is the way he writes the characters in his stories. Sure the plot, setting and etc of his works are intriguing , but it's the characters that draw me in.

"The Human Body" gets a five skull rating from me and is a must read.
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By Benjamin X. Wretlind - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
There is a certain quality about psychological horror that has always drawn me in. So often, however, I am left without feeling fully satisfied with the ending (or what might be perceived an ending). In Rose's THE HUMAN BODY, however, I was not only drawn in, but left with a satiated mind. The story is smart, elegant and once again proves why Rose is a master of the mindful read.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x98bb3618) out of 5 stars A unique and interesting premise for a short story 15 Mar. 2013
By Craig - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
With Mr. Rose's latest offering, The Human Body, I found myself drawn in immediately, wondering where the hell he was going with it. Very interesting concept. The writing of Mr. Rose is always easy to digest and well thought out. I enjoyed this short tale, as I have most of his other work, and recommend it for a quick, yet entertaining read.
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