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I am a wife, a mother of two, and I love nature. My hope is to become a great writer of fiction.
on June 20, 2014 :
I received this book for free from Smashwords via a free coupon code from the author through Goodreads.
I just couldn't bring myself to finish this one, even though it was only 49 pages on my Nook. The writing was rough, with several overly long sentences with awkward word choices and order, numerous grammatical errors, extremely judicious use of commas, and dialogue that was nonsensical and difficult to follow. As an example, here's how chapter 5 begins, I matched the formatting exactly as it appears on my Nook:
Mist blanketed the dark.
The harsh, unforgiving winter bit venomously into the living, replacing warmth with icy pricks, meandering through veins and muscles.
Liam sat on a stack of hay inside the old broken down barn house, shredding strands of hay, one piece at a time, almost as if he'd been taking his life apart, and throwing it to the wind, trying to find meaning for it, breath frozen in wisp of white.
He was mad at the world and himself...
I struggled through 25 pages of this before I had to put it down and relegate it to the dnf shelf. I had thought this would be a quick read, and looked forward to reading a good short story, as it has been many years that I've read anything within that particular genre. Alas, it was not to be...
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on June 12, 2014 :
Quick and interesting read. I don't usually read short stories but as it happened, today I felt like giving this one a chance. The author did a good job at making the characters come to life. Their world sounded real enough to catch my attention. Most of all, although I sure would want to know what happens next, it still has some kind of ending, so it didn't make me want to throw my iPad on the walls.
(reviewed the day of purchase)