Price: $0.99 USDAdd to your library
Bookmark or share this book:
|Format||Full book||Sample first 10%|
|Online Reading (HTML, good for sampling in web browser)||Buy||View sample|
|Epub (Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, others)||Buy||Download sample|
|Kindle (.mobi for Kindle devices and Kindle apps)||Buy||Download sample|
|PDF (good for reading on PC, or for home printing)||Buy||No sample available|
|RTF (readable on most word processors)||Buy||No sample available|
|LRF (Use only for older model Sony Readers that don't support .epub)||Buy||Download sample|
|Palm Doc (PDB) (for Palm reading devices)||Buy||Download sample|
|Plain Text (download) (flexible, but lacks much formatting)||Buy||No sample available|
|Plain Text (view) (viewable as web page)||Buy||No sample available|
Antonio Simon, Jr
on Sep. 10, 2013 :
Alice is extraordinary. For starters, she has spawned two supernatural creatures from her psyche, one representing her vanity, and the other her patience. As if that weren't enough, she is the best assassin money can buy. But with her notoriety comes grave danger - she has made many dangerous enemies in her line of work, all of whom want her dead. To make matters still worse, she becomes the target of nightly attacks by a horrifying shadow creature, the likes of which she has never seen.
This short story is the author's first published work, and it is, in a word, excellent. The writing is brisk, crisp, and visceral. The characterization, for so short a piece, is direct and appropriate. Alice is emotionally detached from her work, depicted not as a savage murderer but as an artist, one who contrives artful and fittingly ironic deaths for each of her contracts. We also see how she succumbs to her fears when she realizes the tables have turned and she is no longer the hunter but the hunted.
Definitely a good read. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.
(reviewed the day of purchase)