Switch Child

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An aging handyman winding up his employment years at a chronic care facility finds himself connecting to a child patient, though the boy registers as brain dead. The boy, Colin, is able to reach past the barriers in a way no one else has ever done, and Karl the Handyman tries to help, while protecting the boy from the dangers success would bring. Reviews and 'favorite author' are most welcome! More
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Price: Free! USD
Words: 11,410
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301301768
About David Howells

Doctor of Chiropractic since 11/1984.
Former Chief of Nuclear Medicine, Lutheran Medical Center, St. Louis, MO.
Volunteer EMT, Hurley Fire and Rescue Squad, Hurley NY.
Folk musician, volunteer soundman for the Hudson Valley Folk Guild.
Kiwanis Club of Kingston.
Society for Creative Anachronism fighter, archer, and chirurgeon.
Greetings and welcome to my website. Thanks for stopping by. I welcome you to download VANESSA with my complements and see if you like the style. I'm told by readers the first two chapters are a slow acceleration (others say 'no problem') and then it takes off from there as a great page turner. Each of the four sequels had good reviews on first released a few years back, so I hope you'll try those as well. Time Snap and Hell Rise were more recent efforts I hope you'll like. The short stories have been a lot of fun to write, and are getting good response levels. Thank you all so very much! Long and merry life, best of health,
David L Howells

PS: I've done my best to filter out errors in the copy, but if you see one on any of the works, please notify me at twosword at earthlink dot net? I'd appreciate it (just include a three word sequence and which title, and I'll fix it with a search and correct).

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Review by: K.J. Broadhurst on June 23, 2014 :
This is an interesting story of a widower Karl who works as a general handy man at a Chronic care hospital who after receiving a call out, when one of the electrical units starts to play up, soon finds himself communicating via certain equipment with a young man who has been left brain-dead and in coma. It's not long before they build a rather touching friendship.

The story is told between past and present, where Karl is telling his story to a police detective, taking the reader back to his story. This was a lovely piece of work and appears to have been researched well. I did feel it was too short and when reading it felt the author here has a great idea which he could take far. This could easily have been a novel and I feel if approached in the write way could be as good, if better, than a Stephen King! Well worth reading and I'm sure Mr Howells won't mind me mentioning but it's also free on smashwords.com. If you like something a little different, then I highly recommend this very good short piece of fiction. Highly enjoyable.
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Review by: D J Christian on June 24, 2013 :
Another wonderful story with a unique twist. Loved it!
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Review by: Trevi Formea on June 17, 2013 :
Absolutely loved this story and it appeared that a lot of study into medical history was acquired beforehand. Realistic and believable but felt a little disappointed at the end. Any chance of a sequel David? I like your style and have a few of your books in my library. Highly recommended!
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