Darrel Bird is the author of more than 40 short books. He burst onto the writing scene in 2009, and his mind is a veritable factory of yarns that span the genres.He discovered his love of writing when he accepted a challenge by friends to write a story, and he proceeded to write ‘The Biscuit Run’, completing the story in about four hours. “I kind of wrote it off the top my head.” Darrel says, with his slow southern drawl.From that story he quickly found his niche in the tightly wound format of the short book.An avid biker, he rides a 1700 CC motorcycle, and you will often find him on the back roads with his knees in the breeze.
on Oct. 25, 2012 :
I love Post-Apocalyptic stories. Unfortunately, I don't love this story. Mr. Bird starts with a good, almost unique plot line and then lets it get away from him. He has his hero bouncing from Washington State to California and back right off the bat, with little explanation about the 'Why' of the trip. He then ignores the trip itself - a perfect place to enlarge the story and add to the characters back-story.
The book ended way too soon. I was just getting into the end-of-the-world part, when it was over.
In fairness to Mr. Bird, the beginning of the story interested me greatly. He got a good start on establishing his characters, and setting the basic elements of the story. Sadly, the story ended before he took the opportunity to expand it.
In conclusion, Read the story. Just don't expect Stephan King.
(review of free book)