The Eleventh Hour

Rated 4.78/5 based on 9 reviews
A collection of eleven dark fiction short stories by published author, Daniel Kaye. More

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About Daniel Kaye

Daniel is a published writer of short stories. He has just finished his first novel, 'I, Vladimir.' and started a second, 'The Happening' - a horror set in part of London.
You can read more on his blog
Or follow him on twitter @DanielKaye_

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Review by: Bill Sullivan on Jan. 29, 2013 :
I don't often read short stories as I find it hard to get "involved" with characters or situations in such a brief amount of time.

It wasn't the case with this book. There are many scenarios, emotional expressions and unexpected outcomes that I won't forget easily.

"The Borrowed Book" is a "safe" opening but it leads to darker territory with the atmospheric "Lost in the mist" and the heart breaking - and sadly topical - response of a family to their Son's military death, in "The Letter".

I don't know what Daniel Kaye draws on for material or inspiration but "Guilt" is a horribly real account of depression and bereavement.

Rather than imagining an author finding writing "cathartic", you can't help bu think that there is some savage soul bearing going on in this collection. "My true self" whether "true" or not, highlights Daniel Kaye's high level of self-awareness, coupled with an apparent low level of self-regard. This excruciating pairing reflects - for me - the equally awkward union of courageous writing and uncomfortable reading.
I really liked it.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Review by: Imelda Lawson on Jan. 29, 2012 :
An excellent collection of short stories. Can't wait to read more.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Mary T Bradford on Sep. 14, 2011 :
This is a hugely entertaining read that satisfies all the senses. It is a real 'hard to put down' book of amazing stories. This author knows how to write!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: David McAodha on Sep. 11, 2011 :
An excellent selection of short, dark fiction. Each of the eleven stories is well paced, nicely written, and there's some surprising twists. Highly recommended!
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
Review by: Stephen O'Sullivan on Sep. 11, 2011 :
A wonderful collection of dark fiction tales. I thought all the stories were good, some great and one in particular, brilliant. Well worth the read and I hope to see more published. 5 stars from me.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
Review by: Katie Humphrey on Sep. 5, 2011 :
A great collection of short stories. My favourite was 'The Journal'. Would definately recommend it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Bill1 on Sep. 3, 2011 :
A great collection, I especially enjoyed 'The Journal', will recommend to others.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Zoe M. on Sep. 2, 2011 :
This is a wonderful book! I especially enjoyed "The Borrowed Book" story; amazing twist! Would recommend this collection to a friend!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: track on Sep. 2, 2011 :
This is a great collection of short stories. It's hard to pick a favourite, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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