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- Print Length: 92 pages
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- Language: English
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- Average Customer Review: 55 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #458,667 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Nine Lives Kindle Edition
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What I love is Terry Tyler's style: it's chatty and intimate like a friend gossiping with you over a coffee. And it's so down-to-earth. She's got such a good understanding of human nature and what makes the world go round and she draws on this to great effect in her characterisation.
Many of the stories are set in a recent past that is very familiar and the author beautifully evokes an era with a few well-chosen details and observations.
If you haven't read Nine Lives yet, I highly recommend it.
I have been a fan of Terry Tyler's long fiction so trying the "short stuff" didn't take too much thinking about.
What we have here are nine excellent slices of human life, each slightly different but all well told. The author, as she usually does, gets you right under the skin of her characters. The stories, as you would expect, are not over long but that doesn't lessen the enjoyment factor.
A good solid collection suited to both male and female readers. Hopefully there will be more like this in the future.
I don't give spoilers but will say that the stories contained some great ideas and certainly worth reading.
Not your stereotypical set of stories. These are clever, well-written and gritty. Brilliant. They certainly make you think.
I'm not a short story fan, but I have read and enjoyed all of Terry Tyler's books, so figured Nine Lives would be worth downloading. I wasn't disappointed. Apart from one of the stories, all are modern day. Most people will be able to relate to many of the stories and I would imagine people's favourites will differ. As expected, the author's stories had a few twists. One story totally caught me unawares and I was very indignant and totally in agreement with the protagonist, until the very last line which revealed a huge twist. Maybe some would guess it, but I honestly had no idea. There were at least two of the other eight stories which had twists at the end and I truly didn't see them coming.
The momentum of the stories was good, just the right amount of build-up before the author whipped the carpet out from under us. The dialogue is believable, the prose tight and the nine tales are very different, so there's something there for everyone; yes, even the men - one set in a snooker club.
Of all of Terry Tyler's works I personally feel this is one which is almost equally appropriate for men and women, with problems both can relate to: heavy drinking, adultery, possessiveness, overbearing relatives, getting the wrong end of the stick, too much testosterone and more.
For someone who isn't a fan of short stories, Terry Tyler may just have changed my mind. A resounding 4.5 stars from me.
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