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Bobo [Kindle Edition]

Richard Schiver
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 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

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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: 17 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: #3,781 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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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
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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
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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
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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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great short story! November 15, 2013
By J. Joe
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I really enjoyed this short story. I don't want to put any spoilers into this review. This short story is well written and keeps you wanting to turn the page. Its a quick read and I love that about short stories in general. This story is a little dark and scary and has some adult themes in it. I would say its not for kids but for adults. It is good however, and I can say I recommend it. I do like this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book April 28, 2013
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A girl is kidnapped and her thoughts of childhood come back to her. Trying to figure out who the kidnappers are and what they want. A good short story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars See a Clown; Be a Clown March 31, 2014
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In his entertainingly creepy short story, "Bobo," Richard Schiver takes maximum advantage of a seemingly bizarre paradox: clowns can be very scary. Stephen King demonstrated this fact over several hundred pages in his classic "It," but Schiver manages to do so in an extremely effective 20 pages here.

"Bobo" is the story of a woman with lots of problems, beginning with the fact that she's been kidnapped and is being held for ransom by a group of professionals. To make matters worse, she is about to divorce her husband, and she senses that her husband has no intention of paying the ransom, because if the kidnappers kill her, then her husband won't have to pay out a divorce settlement. To cope with the situation, she retreats into her childhood and recalls one of her favorite memories, that of a clown doll named Bobo, as well as a number of less pleasant memories.

Schiver is quite an accomplished story teller, and he manages to reveal a great deal of information in some 20 pages without the plot feeling too densely detailed. This is the rare story that could easily have been expanded into a novel but that nonetheless, is very effective as a short story.

The story is told exclusively from this woman's point of view, and the storyline deliberately wanders back and forth between the present and various times in the past. It's an effective way of demonstrating the woman's confusion and desperation, but most readers should still be able to figure out what's happening in the present and what did happen in the past. Still, Schiver's style manages to be just disconcerting enough that the reader is never quite certain about what's real and what's not ... until the end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book March 17, 2014
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Scary book one I have ever heard I hope you can make a new book . Can you make it longer
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Bobo
This book was a great book and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes cool scary thunderous this book "Bobo" gave me chills when I read it in the dark basement.
Published 6 days ago by Bono
4.0 out of 5 stars Creepy
This little short was really creepy and I am not saying that just because I don't like clowns...read it. You'll see.
Published 1 month ago by jeff h
5.0 out of 5 stars Creepiest story I've read in a long time
to me the story started out a bit slowly and I didn't know what was happening. it was like I stepped into the middle of a situation and I was confused, but as I read on, everything... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Catherine A. Carlson
2.0 out of 5 stars Weird
This book was very odd, and very short. It jumped from topic to topic and talked in circles. Defiantly not the best book I've read, it's just kind of messed up!
Published 2 months ago by Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Adriana
I like your discretion. It makes me survival. I am just saying 10years old. I am scared of clowns so reading this book I was a little scared of my closet after a wail.
Published 2 months ago by Adriana and angelica
5.0 out of 5 stars The best
I loved the mystery .the weird feeling to not want it to end. it was filled with so much suspense!
Published 2 months ago by Janet
5.0 out of 5 stars Hood book
I love this book because it gives you chill right up your spine I love it it also gives you a good scare
Published 3 months ago by Renise Grimes
3.0 out of 5 stars very short
interesting story, but doesn't give enough. way too short. wish It gave more about the woman's life with her husband.
Published 3 months ago by Michelle Morales
5.0 out of 5 stars Bobo Lives!
I am going to cut to the chase here, and say that I enjoyed Bobo by Richard Schiver; It is a scary little tale of Sarah Michaels, a woman who is kidnapped for ransom but who is... Read more
Published 3 months ago by thomas kleaton
1.0 out of 5 stars Disliked
I choose this rating because the story needs to be longer because you just get into it and it's over.
Published 3 months ago by Christy6336
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More About the Author

Richard has always had a fascination with the macabre. He grew up listening to ghost stories told by his grandmother on the front porch while the screech owls punctuated her words. He acquired a taste for reading at an early age that became a voracious appetite as he grew older. He reads every day, his tastes having become more eclectic, with his interests ranging from horror to historical narratives. The only thing he really looks for is a good story. His goal as a writer is to give the reader a story that will stay with them long after they've closed the cover of the book.

Richard currently lives with his wife in Lavale, MD. When he's not spinning tales of terror he can be found in his wood shop making a mess.


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