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Caretaker Kindle Edition

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Length: 149 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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Product Details

  • File Size: 258 KB
  • Print Length: 149 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: March 13, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007KBKLII
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,333,130 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Richard Clem is an attorney in Minnesota. You can visit him at his websites:

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I am a huge fan of end of the world stories. Unlike most of them, this story is calm and gentle. Maybe some of the things came too easy for the few survivors, but it was nice to read a book that calmly shows how people will go about their business if the worst happens.

No big surprises here, but a nice solid story. I recommend it to anyone that wants a quick, quiet read.
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It should be noted that this work was self published. Readers who prefer the more traditionally published works might want to skip over this work. I happen to enjoy self published/ independent works (aka Indies).
The sub-genre of apocalyptic and post apocalyptic independent novelettes, novellas and novels is very popular at this time, move over shiny vampires and pouting werewolves.
To me, the best part about this sub-genre (and indie work in general) is its' 'inclusiveness'.
Much like the Star Trek/Star Wars fan fiction, writers of these kinds of books have allowed themselves to completely dive into the realm of the genre and envision what the survivors of these catastrophic events might need/do in order to survive.
It is with this in mind, that one should read/review 'Caretaker' and other works similar to it.
I give caretaker 4 stars. Which is in my thinking a 'slightly better then average' read.
I am not a member of the grammar police, so I have no qualms about occasional spelling/grammar issues that are often found in indie works. I will note them in my reviews based on their disruption to the story flow. This story has minor grammar issues, however they did not majorly impact the overall story flow.
The characters are unique, believable, likeable. While a longer work might have been able to flesh out the characters a bit more, I feel given the novellas brevity they were complete enough to understand there actions/motivations.
I was able to connect to the characters, feel their sorrows with them, and joy as they found each other, shared their stories, and began a new.
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This was an easy read featuring a post-apocalyptic scenario. The writing style is unsophisticated and seems to also be unedited, as many paragraphs are just rephrasings of previous passages.
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I don't know when I've read such a poorly written book-let. Basically, it's a very poor synopsis of Earth Abides. The writing is extremely trite and incredibly dry. It reads like a high school short story and a C-, at that. Here's an example of text ...

"It was almost five o'clock. There were a couple more hours of sunlight, but too many things could go wrong if he tried to work outside after it had gotten dark. So he drove home and would finish wiring up the generator the next day."

I mean, please! Here's a suggested rewrite:

"It was five o'clock with work remaining. Fearing the dark, he drove home determined to finish wiring the generator in the morning."

Suggest the author either (a) invest in a very solid editor or (b) enroll in some college writing classes.
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