David Skene


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Smashwords book reviews by David Skene

  • Fairy boy sample and Angel on March 06, 2012

    Really enjoyed this Novella or was it an extra long short story. I'm traveling to Amsterdam soon myself and was looking for some reading material on the city, well let's just say this is anything but a family travel guide. Bitterly funny and brutally honest account of one screwed up and sex mad guys night in Amsterdam, certainly not for the faint and light hearted but refreshing bit of writing also in the kind of Bukowski story telling style that I enjoy. Some good funny laugh out loud moments too, in fact I almost spat my tea all over my kindle at the 'flat mates' toilet habits lol. Definitely a writer to look out for, well done.
  • Alone on March 07, 2012

    Great little book and interesting idea too, had patches of Solaris (which I've just read and how I found this dark, grim, but beautiful tale) the shinning and 2001. It's a very simple premise of a man who wakes up on an abandoned space ship with no memory, so it's not your typical sci fi space operas, lasers, aliens and new worlds, it all pretty much takes place in a world we can relate too right now, and what a dark, grim and twisted little world it is, so there is more emphasis here on the characters than the science fiction world they are in. Some really great twists and turns too, some of which I had no idea were coming and pretty shocking lol But I couldn't stop reading onwards or put this book down once I started, so the writer must be doing something right here. My only real issues were with the ending, which is why I only give this 4 stars. Well done though for a new writer.
  • Ugly Beautiful on March 09, 2012

    Best book I've read on a long distance train journey. More mystery, thriller than horror I thought, but still a pretty damn good quick and easy read all the same, with a simple yet well executed premise. Takes a chapter or two to get into it, but once the main character is on the run and the mysterious girl is introduced then I just couldn't put it down and finished it in one sitting. Some cracking little twists and turns which made it an excellent read for the price. I did find a couple of grammar and spelling mistakes, but because I never paid 6.99 retail then I'll let you off.
  • Lust for Life on Aug. 04, 2014

    Entertaining, humorous, but dark story about a young man living a dull average life until he is diagnosed with a brain tumor and decides to live out all his crazy dreams and fantasies. Although he does take a while to get there, but it's a nice slow build up. Never realized this was the first of three books, so will look forward to reading the others, as I have no clue where this story is going or how it's gonna end, and I like that. My only gripe is some spelling and grammar mistakes, but for a free self published book I'll let it slide.