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Bobo [Kindle Edition]

Richard Schiver
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Awakening to find herself the victim of a kidnapping, Sarah realizes just how alone she really is. The kidnapper believes her husband will pay handsomely for her safe return, but he doesn't know about their coming divorce. Help arrives from an unlikely source as Sarah comes face to face with old memories she's kept hidden even from herself.


Editorial Reviews

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The writing is good, the story details the horrific things people do to each other, and the ending is psychologically chilling. Quite honestly, this story repulses me. I cannot say I like it, nor can I say the author didn't do his job. - Lynn Perry Editor: Fear & Trembling magazine.

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Bobo

Product Details

  • File Size: 260 KB
  • Print Length: 24 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Abiss Books (December 8, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00727UILU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,384 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This psychological short starts off quickly and ends with a life altering change... Sarah lives in the shadow of her successful husband who makes it quite known throughout their life together, that she is nothing but a disappointment.... She will be chloroformed and kidnapped, with her abductors hoping for a big payout..This severe threat over her life will awaken a long dormant childhood trauma, that is just more eviler than this.........With her will to live she may just become the perfect wife, and mother of Roger's child that he has always wanted....as Bobo giggles..............

The mind works in mysterious ways in more than one...............Especially, with a broken psyche....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Creepy, twisted and very atmospheric June 19, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
A friend recommended this one to me and originally I thought hmm 10 pages, is it worth it, will I even be able to review it with it being so short. Was it was worth it? Yes. Can I review it? Well lets see :)

I loved that it wasn't so clear cut and obvious what was going on or where the story was going, it made me feel like I was experiencing it the way I would if I was in the main characters situation. The confusion, the fear and panic, where am I? what can I hear? how did I get here? just to name a few, these are all things I'm sure we would all have going through our minds if this were reality.

This is one of those stories once read you'll probably find each reader will have a different opinion of how it ended, it's creepy, twisted and very atmospheric and it's very cleverly left open to the readers own interpretation and imagination to put the pieces together in a way that can totally creep you out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hmm. June 10, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I had to DL this after reading all the reviews. When a story has a lot of 5 stars and a lot of 1 stars, *something* about it is hitting the right chords.

So, I read it. And while I "get it" (I'm pretty sure I get it) I admit to confuzzlement about the ending. No, not the obvious part of the ending; that was clear enough. But the twist? Other readers must have a different definition of what a "twist" ending is than I do.

I found Schriver's style a combination of decent in getting the story across, and clumsy at the same time. The story itself...I don't have a problem with the main character's childhood (it happens) but the treatment of it just felt trivialized to me. It was all too much "In Your Face" and stereotyped even as Schiver shifted between past and present.

While I think it's a good effort, I can't really give it more than three stars.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bobo November 16, 2013
By Knobby
Format:Kindle Edition
An interesting short story.

The story is well written, perhaps a little confusing at the beginning but it improves significantly as the story develops.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creepy! August 19, 2013
By Tick
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really liked this story. i was lucky enough to get it for free and i was thoroughly creeped out!!
I recommend getting this quick read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a creepy, weird story,!! May 10, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
That was a weird little story. Very creepy, this should have been a full length novel!! All in all a great story though.!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad September 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Not a bad story alright for a quick free read has a little twist to it I guess not great but readable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ho-Hum - a very average read, not scary enough for me September 19, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Bobo is a very short horror story, I grabbed it when I saw it free on Amazon for Kindle as I like to read short stories in between novels to "cleanse the palette" or something like that. So I was all geared up to get really scared and freaked out over a short read.

Awakening to find herself the victim of a kidnapping, Sarah realizes just how alone she really is. The kidnapper believes her husband will pay handsomely for her safe return, but he doesn't know about their coming divorce. Help arrives from an unlikely source as Sarah comes face to face with old memories she's kept hidden even from herself.

Sarah is trapped and terrified, the book flits back to memories that she has from childhood whilst she is in this panic state, some of it is confusing however, I found the writing quite disjointed and did not get into a flow with it. I could see how the author was trying to use some clever technique but it did not quite come off as it should have.

Sarah gets help from a creepy and unexpected "friend" in her situation, I guess that in itself could have been really scary if written better but it just didn't have the creep factor for me.

For a free short read, it was okay but I am not raving about this one, I have read much better horror short stories recently. And it didn't scare me too much, not high on the terror factor in my opinion.

But I do hate clowns, especially a toy clown. So points for the cover being possibly the scariest bit about the book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Twists and turns
I have been a fan of horror, both in movies and books, for as long as I can remember. What impressed me most about this one was the feeling you were suffering the same fate as the... Read more
Published 12 days ago by James Herington
2.0 out of 5 stars It's weird and too short to answer ANY of my ...
It's weird and too short to answer ANY of my questions. I read it in less than 15 minutes and thought about it for more than a day after reading it. I just don't get it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ashley Wetherell
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good transaction-received in timely matter
Published 5 months ago by ML
2.0 out of 5 stars Twisting Story
Bobo is a confusing very short, short story. It starts of with a woman awakening stretched out and chained to you picture some sort of medieval torture device but for some reason... Read more
Published 6 months ago by James N Simpson
4.0 out of 5 stars BOBO
THIS S A STORY OF KIDNAPPING AND DARK FAMILY SECRETS. BUT SOMETIMES GHOSTS FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE CAN BE A WELCOME SALVATION.
Published 6 months ago by Diane Downs
1.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm
Not the story I thought, really disappointed...good thing it was free and I don't recommend this book to anyone I know....
Published 6 months ago by Maria Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Short scary story
Good short scary story. This one scared me and it was not my usual genre to read but it was a short story so I tried it out and it was scary.
Published 6 months ago by KP
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really enjoyed this one. Good story from beginning to end. Would definitely read others by this author.
Published 7 months ago by Carla Shaffer Evans
3.0 out of 5 stars Mystery girl
I liked it but in furniture books try not to put and and and in it kk loved it please make more books.
Published 7 months ago by hope cool with me
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Couldn't get into the story. It didn't grab my attention. I found the plot difficult to follow.
Published 7 months ago by chicov
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More About the Author

Richard was born in Frostburg, Maryland, in the winter of '58' and currently lives eight miles away. A five-year stint with the military allowed him to see what he wanted of the world. Married with four grown children and eleven grandchildren, he and his wife provide a home to four pets that are spoiled beyond rotten.

While the majority of his fiction is dark, his focus is on the character's struggle to reach the light at the end of the tunnel. A fight that mirrors his ongoing battle with depression. An avid reader he has written and published three novels, two novellas, and a collection of short stories since his return to writing in 2008 after a computer crash wiped out nearly ten years of work in 2001.

In addition to writing daily he works a full time job in retail, and piddles around in his wood-shop making one mess after another when time permits.

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