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The Obituarist by [Waters, Paul A.]
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Length: 41 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 133 KB
  • Print Length: 41 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0085G3OTU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #904,622 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The plot description piqued my interest (very original) and the sample pages sold me on this story. Really glad I read this and it rated very high on the entertainment meter. It was a quick read and I finished it in one day. Once I got into it, I had to keep reading to get to the end (always a good thing for me) This story is very well written and Paul Waters' s style of delivering this particular piece reminded me of Donald Westlake, and also Colin Bateman. Both are authors I really enjoy reading. Along with the good story, what really did it for me was the banter and relationship of the the two main characters, the personal thoughts and asides of the main character, and the humor (of which there is plenty.It was also a nice bonus to get an insiders view of the newspaper / media business, and to learn a bit more of WW2 from an English perspective. I highly recommend this story and look forward to future works from the author.
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I came across the book following a recommendation from a friend who'd already read it.

The style of the story reminded me of the mysterious short stories of Jeremy Dyson, as I enjoyed a plot which rapidly marched towards an impending conclusion that was still surprising.
The storyline still has time for a commentary on the status of current celebrity culture and changes in people's views of war & soldiers.

The only drawback of the book: it wasn't long enough!
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The Obituarist is an excellent read, and I could not put it down till I had read it cover to cover! Very well written, with good, strong characters and a well thought out story line that keeps you guessing and on your toes right to the end. Hope to see more from this author and in the meantime it will definitely be at the top of my repeat reads list. You need to read this book. Right now! A must-have read!
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This is a little gem.

It is written in a light vein and a little in the style of Boy's Own. It includes a line up of WWII RAF characters ranging from stiff upper lip to ginger pubic hair.

The reader follows the story through the character of the Obituarist himself as successive obituaries paint in the colourful characteristics of the members of WWII TripleX mission as they each lose their last dogfight with the grim reaper. And all the while the Obituarist himself is growing in stature.

There is, however, a lurking element of Greek tragedy in this drama, right up to the dramatic final obituary.

A thoroughly enjoyable read.
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By CJ on 4 May 2013
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Don't quite know how I stumbled across this little book. But anyway - what a great find! Light, unassuming touch and a lot of neat, clever observations, of the kind that make you do a double take and re-read them because they weren't shouted out at you. Very nice writing alongside an entertaining and amusing plot.
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