Two years ago I set out on a journey to write the "Great American Novel"....and one year, eleven months and 30 days ago I realized I had no idea what that meant.
on Nov. 19, 2014 :
Some time ago, several decades or perhaps a century or so, miniatures of nature were very popular as decorative pieces. Under a glass window of perhaps two or three inches across, one might see a dormouse or a hedgehog in what appeared to be its usual habitat, all artfully constructed out of natural materials. To own one of these was to possess a treasure, a little world that one could slip into a pocket. So it is with The Reaper's Opus. It is tiny - but it is a treasure, containing artfully constructed little worlds. I loved Autumn Leaves best, but there are four excellent little gems to choose from. You should not miss this.
(review of free book)
on Oct. 17, 2014 :
Their is great story telling within the stories. Autumn leaves reveals the ghost of a child who comes back for her mum, which keeps the reader hooked but sad at the same token At the end her mom goes to heaven with her.
I found the second story confusing however the final story The Gypsies coin had realistic characters who didn't believe in their future. Hence when they stole the coin Grim begs the girls to give up the coin but promised to take one with him. The gypsy turns up and prevents grim from taking the sisters with him.
Overall their is a great plot and tense within the short stories.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Bruce E Arrington
on Oct. 10, 2014 :
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I give it a five star rating.
The Reader's Opus is one of those books that has stories you can tell around a campfire. Do you remember growing up and wishing you knew a good ghost story to tell? This book has a few that would put a few chills down the spines of your listeners.
Each story is short, but long enough to give you sensory detail that you feel like you are there. They are well written, well thought-out stories intended to entertain, but not offend with gratuitous detail. It lacks the excessive gore found in many stories today, but instead is written on a higher level, and left me with stories that are memorable.
I really enjoyed this book and recommend it highly.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
on Oct. 06, 2014 :
The stories in this book are excellent! They're well written, easy to read, and have interesting plots. I shall most definitely be looking out for more from this author in future!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)