Letters to a File

Rated 4.50/5 based on 4 reviews
Folders in a storage room tell the story of a civilization's fall.
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Words: 2,540
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301165582
About James Hampton

James Hampton is a writer primarily of science fiction and fantasy stories, although he enjoys writing, and reading, in a wide variety of genres.

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Review by: Karen on May 24, 2016 :
I liked the story and the time spans of the three people mentioned in it. I was wondering how she could maintain her 'real self' as she steadily climbed the ladder. Needless to say I didn't like the ending but it was inevitable based on the progression of her life. I still feel such sadness as I think about her and where she ended up in the end.
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Review by: James Jenkins on July 30, 2015 :
The story is more of a personal narrative than the intro implies, overall not bad.
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Review by: Michael Carter on May 02, 2013 :
This is a great story. To dwell on the plot too much would give the game away, and half of the pleasure of this story is the inevitable anticipation towards the ending. A woman of the near-future begins a new job and, through the years, as she is promoted through the ranks, her responsibilities become more troubling.

This is pretty excellent, actually; I can barely fault it. The writing is crisp, stylish and intelligent, the story compelling and cleverly done, and the ending, though I was waiting for a familiar twist [although of what kind I wasn't sure], was perhaps more effective in its quiet mood and contemplation; not so much a twist but inevitable and satisfying, adhering to the internal logic of the story.

This excellent tale has lingered in my brain. I look forward eagerly to reading more of James Hampton's work.
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Review by: Terry Fletcher on April 17, 2013 :
This book is to a novel as five artfully taken snapshots are to a movie. A well crafted tribute to the ways both a society and a single person can lose their humanity. An emotionally moving short piece.
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