Chris Eastvedt

Biography

Chris Eastvedt is fascinated by human behavior and will happily watch hours upon hours of PBS documentaries in an endless quest to understand the species. How could a man live in his car for six months while he started his own business? Why would that woman agree to go on Jerry Springer? These are questions that need answers. Chris writes to give people a chance to laugh and think about the little things that concern us all.

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The Empress Rose
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 60,550. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(2.00 from 1 review)
Rose Voss isn't popular: people think her son is a terrorist and that hydroponics are good for nothing but marijuana, but she does know business. Bringing her struggling farm back from the dead and making a profit, while the Mom & Pop's around her withered away was a miracle- a miracle the town of Luscious, Missouri is desperate to have her repeat.

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Smashwords book reviews by Chris Eastvedt

  • Nothing Happened: A short story on Feb. 28, 2011
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    I know It's Nothing was intended to be a horror story, but it was so jumbled I had trouble seeing it. The main obstacle was that this story needed editing: word choice, unnecessary details, redundancies (too many references to Marsha's breathing)... it was very distracting. The premise had potential; there was nothing wrong with the idea, but the execution was chaotic and confusing. The story focused more on setting a mood than narrating events, which can be compelling, but it missed the mark here. One of the main points of the story was Marsha's ever-present fear, which was odd because we were just expected to take it on faith. The story continually underscored the fact that her fear was real, without showing us any need for it- this is a big problem when a building a mood is essential to pushing the story forward. Introducing the psychic aspect much sooner, and giving us more back story would have helped in this area. But then there were parts that were just plain confusing like how all of a sudden she was afraid of the little girl, Bridget, for no discernible reason- why? It made no sense. All in all, I'd say the story is an easy read, but still needs work.
  • Complications on March 01, 2011

    I liked Complications, for the most part, but I had a problem with the twist at the end. I understood what the author was going for, but having the main character produce a gun, knowing what he already knew, didn't really make sense. Other than that, the writing was clear, it flowed well and did a good job of engaging me. If the story was longer, I would give it more stars.
  • Robby's Wing on March 01, 2011

    All I can really say about Robby's Wing is "eh". I say that because it's not memorable. It follows the same recipe that most children's stories offer up these days: preaching the message first and foremost, and if you can fit that into an interesting storyline, hey, all the better. A children's story is a great way to serve up wonder, imagination and creativity; those are things that kids in particular can truly appreciate, but unfortunately, you won't get that here. Other than that, I think the author is a competent writer who will, hopefully, continue to hone her craft.