Kelli Caselman


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Smashwords book reviews by Kelli Caselman

  • Breakers on June 17, 2010

    I love that Paul Cooley is always willing to let us ride along with him when he descends into the darkness that is another human being's mind.
  • Yardwork on June 17, 2010

    What an awesome story! Ordinarily I would pronounce this kid a twisted little monster, so it was a surprise to find myself cheering him on. It takes a damned good writer to sway a reader down a new thought path. Let's just hope this author doesn't go into politics with his powers of persuasion!
  • Canvas on June 17, 2010

    Reading this story was like being a silent witness in a psychotic mind. I kept thinking, "Oh, my God!" Just keep telling yourself it isn't real.
  • The Anthill on June 18, 2010

    I noticed something different in this story. The author tells what the main character is actively doing, but never really comes out and says how he feels. Instead, the author makes the readers themselves feel the frustration and helplessness. That literary approach works very well to create a bond between the reader and the subect. It made me appreciate the perfect ending all the more.
  • Graves on June 19, 2010

    Cawthorne has a good professional writing style. My only question has to do with plot. He's set his main character up as different from everyone else in town, a quiet, down trodden hero-in-waiting filled with inner strength. Simple rules of follow through say he deserved an ending that set him apart as well. He's just not the kind to get in line. My hero wants a new ending that lets him be all he can be.
  • Cain's Apples on June 19, 2010

    I really can't say enough good things about this story. It's one of my favorites.
  • After Dark on June 19, 2010

    This is a great first chapter to a book, I'm presuming?
  • Getting Out on June 19, 2010

    I loved this story!
  • Unsolicited Advice for Newly Hired High School Educators on June 20, 2010

    I'm not a teacher, but as a parent I can appreciate Mr. Nicely's wisdom. I think the true value of different teaching methods is determined by the results. I had 4 children go through the school system. When they had teachers they admired, learning was fun for them. When they had teachers they feared, learning lost its joy. Thank goodness, the sour, disapproving teachers were in the minority. Every teacher leaves a mark on a child's soul.
  • What Tangled Webs on June 22, 2010

    Well, I didn't expect that ending, but I thought it was perfect. Dan Dillard seems to have the touch.
  • Spikebreaker on June 22, 2010

    Wonderful story!!! It's not even my kind of thing and it just sucked me in.
  • Bunnies on June 28, 2010

    This was nicely written from a child's point of view. Bunnies have now joined the creepy ranks with clowns and ice cream trucks. The window was a little much, but still an awesome story.
  • Djinnx'd (The Tamar Black Saga #1) on June 30, 2010

    What a fun, fun book this was to read. I would say the conversations were the very best part. I have no sense of humor, and I actually smiled while I read this.
  • Afk on July 03, 2010

    Wow! I've never read a book quite like this before, but I must say I liked it alot. Most of the book was worth 5 stars. I was a little foggy at first because I'd never heard of Second Life and didn't know what it was, so nothing made sense for awhile. I chuckled through quite a bit of this before it got to the serious part. I never expected the ending. I'm not quite sure I understand everything about the last few pages, but I got enough that I thought it was pretty good.
  • Is This Heaven? on July 07, 2010

    This really has appeal. The clippy little dialogues made me smile all through the story. I loved it!
  • Roci and the skycat on July 07, 2010

    Wonderful story! I was so busy being in the story, I couldn't have cared less about editing. An author either has the gift to draw a reader into his world, or he doesn't. This author has the gift.
  • Regenerated on July 14, 2010

    This was really interesting. I've never read anything quite like it. Too bad there wasn't more.