After Dinner Mint & Other Stories

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Rated 3.40/5 based on 12 reviews
Five siblings attend the reading of their deceased father's will.A medical student endures the first day of Human Anatomy class.A couple makes a gruesome discovery while frolicking in the snow.A young man displays an unusual talent at dinner. "After Dinner Mint & Other Stories" contains five short tales.The stories are a mixture of horror, science fiction and dark fantasy.
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Words: 13,350
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458065155
About Amanda Lawrence Auverigne

Amanda Lawrence Auverigne writes horror, humor and dark fantasy fiction.

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http://amandaauverigne.wordpress.com

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Reviews

Review by: Randy Stafford on Dec. 04, 2012 :
These are slick stories, and this is a slick production. The prose is polished, glib, and smooth. The dialogue is particularly believable. There are no typos and no clumsy prose. Four of the five stories have fantastic elements and the fifth plays off such notions. In particular, two are engaging and light-hearted.

“In the Snow” has Rita and her too serious boyfriend, a medical student, getting a surprise when she forces him to lighten up and make some snow angels.

“Compliment” is a short-short about a man conversing with a beautiful woman – painted on a canvass.

“A High Level of Achievement” has med students gradually revealing odd powers and an odd situation as they dissect cadavers.

“After Dinner Mint” – an occasionally funny tale about an uneasy and hostile dinner party that ensues when parents meet a prospective son-in-law.

“The Will” is also built around rancor – that of rapacious siblings gathering to see what they inherited. The youngest walks away sans the riches of the others, but that is not the end of matters. It is perhaps the highlight of the collection if somewhat predictable in the manner of the classic The Twilight Zone.

Like the titular candy, these literary treats were pleasant enough but utterly forgettable.

[Review copy provided by author.]
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Paul Lewis on May 13, 2012 :
An interesting collection of five stories, all with a twist to them.

While I enjoyed them all, my favorite would be the final story called "The Will", with the story called "A High Level Of Achievement" coming in a close second. None of the stories are very long, so they're all a fast read. If you enjoy stories that are "offbeat", you're sure to enjoy these stories.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Paul Lewis on May 13, 2012 : (no rating)
An interesting collection of five stories, all with a twist to them.

While I enjoyed them all, my favorite would be the final story called "The Will", with the story called "A High Level Of Achievement" coming in a close second. None of the stories are very long, so they're all a fast read. If you enjoy stories that are "offbeat", you're sure to enjoy these stories.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Donna Karr on April 30, 2012 : (no rating)
I enjoy a good book, unfortunately, I can only say I enjoyed the last story in this book. I realize that this is a collection of 5 short stories, however, the other 4 stories did not hold my attention. I feel they were not as well written as the last story. The first 4 stories made me feel as if a high schooler or college student ( bringing writer) had written them. The last story made me feel as thou I was actually a part of the story. This is what a well written author has the ability to do.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Elizabeth de Beer on April 30, 2012 :
This is about 5 short stories, all ending with a twist or a surprise. Some are good, some need more background. But well done!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Susan Ashcraft on April 29, 2012 :
A nice collection of five short stories. A nice blend of mystery, suspense and humor.

My favorite of the 5 stories is The Will in which Alice, and her 4 siblings Ben, Amelia, Elizabeth and Kevin, receive their inheritances. Alice receives $1 with the stipulation that she spend it that day, all at once. Her siblings receive multimillion dollar inheritances but who got the best deal?

I received my copy through a LibraryThing giveaway.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Diane Johnston on April 27, 2012 :
Five short stories with a twist or surprise ending. The last one about the reading of a Will was ok but i wasn't all that keen on the others.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Andrea on April 26, 2012 :
This is a collection of 5 short stories. They all have some sort of twist in them or practical jokes. My favorite was the last story which is called The Will. I have read 2 other books by this author and the strange word uses are still present in this book as well. I do enjoy the twists and surprises present in each of these stories. Several of these just fell flat for me seeming to end too suddenly. Others I just didn't get, but overall a good quick read.

I received this ebook free through LibraryThing member giveaways. A review was not requested in exchange for this book but I still wanted to leave my honest review.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: rhonda laney on April 21, 2012 :
After Dinner Mint & Other Stories by Amanda Lawrence
In the Snow
Is the first story about Rita and Arthur taking a
walk in snow. Rita is enjoying the snow and
has great memory. Arthur does not have good
memories, He is serious and in medical school.
He gets pranked.
Compliment
A High level of Achievement
Dr. Flint is teaching Human Anatomy and they are going to
work on bodies today. Then things happen and twists to
the story I did not expect.
After Dinner Mint
a daughter brings her fiance to dinner to meet her parents and thiers twinsts
to story.
The Will
5 people are at the reading of the will to see what their father left them. 4 of them are mean,rude and selfish. The other sister is caring and helpful. twists to this story.
this book was engaging the stories were all very short and not what I expected in them.
I was given this ebook and asked to give honest review from Librarything.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Brittany Johnson on April 17, 2012 :
This was a book with five short stories. All were good but my favorite was the short story The Will. I am looking forward to more books written by Amanda Lawerence Aluverigne.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Arlena Dean on April 08, 2012 :
After Dinner Mint & Other Stores by Amanda Lawerence Aluverigne was of five short stories with each ending very strangely or differently than what you would have thought would have happened. Each of these stories were definitely eye catcher using vivid imagination .... leaving you sometime breathless to finish the read..... and to say I didn't or did see that coming. These were a good short read.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Jacquie Talento on April 04, 2012 :
These were interesting reads. She has a wonderful imagination. This has five short stories in it. Although I would have liked more background on some of them, that’s why they make short stories. Ms. Auverigne has shown me she can write longer stories and I’d love to see it. She has such creativity that she could really shine. I’d be interested in reading more of her work but would love to see what she can do with a longer story than the short ones even those seemed to be good.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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