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Corridor (A MythWorks Novel)(Young Adult Adventure) Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 728 KB
  • Print Length: 157 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0123456789012
  • Publisher: StoneHouse Ink; 1 edition (January 6, 2013)
  • Publication Date: January 6, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006PKJNNY
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"Robin Parrish is a keen-eyed, passionate pop cultural savant, whose writing is as incisive and insightful as it is entertaining."
- Allan Heinberg, Executive Producer, Grey's Anatomy

Robin Parrish wants to take you on a ride.

A wild ride -- which is exactly what you're in for when you pick up one of his books. And he's adamant that it will never be the same kind of experience twice.

Robin's stories mix, mingle, and meld various genres together to create thoroughly original suspense/thrillers. His Dominion Trilogy, for example, mashed up superhero action, secret societies, ancient myths, and an apocalyptic setting to create an entirely new take on the classic "hero's journey." Offworld mixed science fiction and an end-of-the-world scenario with high-octane action. Nightmare, his 2010 novel, is a spine-tingling examination of the world of the paranormal, paired with can't-put-it-down mystery. He describes his 2011 novel, Vigilante, as a story about a man who sets out to do something that no one has ever done before.

Always pushing the envelope, ever on the edge of where modern storytelling is going, Robin Parrish will gladly and unapologetically tell you that he's an entertainer, a weaver of stories that ignite the mind and delight the heart. Defying labels and refusing pigeonholes, his imagination is fueled by the possibilities of asking "What if...?", and as anyone who's read his work knows, he has a very big imagination. Readers will be happy to know that he has an endless supply of wild stories with enormous scope, that are still yet to come.

As a journalist, Robin has worked for About.com, CMCentral.com (RIP), INFUZEmag.com (also RIP), PopCultureGeek.com, b5media, SplashPress Media, and many more. His writing has been printed in numerous magazines and newspapers.

His influences as a novelist range from television and film storytellers like Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams, to masters of the modern myth like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Akin to Philip K. Dick's search for the meaning of identity, most of what Robin writes about boils down to his own ponderings and examinations of just what this thing we call "existence" really is.

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Kyle Shultz on December 27, 2011
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At long last, Robin Parrish's eagerly anticipated new sci-fi thriller hits our e-reader screens. And what a thriller it is. Parrish's first foray into young adult fiction is a genuine success; well worth reading (and re-reading, due to a number of great plot twists).

Troy, a self-described "nerdy" seventeen-year-old, wakes up in a bizarre structure called the Corridor on his seventeenth birthday. His only companion as he navigates this mysterious place, composed of different-colored rooms with various types of nasty death traps in each one, is a girl whose voice he hears in his head, who introduces herself only as his "Conduit". The tension ramps up as he escapes room after room, both because of the increasing degree of deadliness in the Corridor and the startling revelations he's given over time about the nature of the structure and why he's been brought here in the first place. This roller-coaster ride ends in a massive pay-off just when you're afraid the author is about to leave you hanging in some sort of European ending. Don't bother trying to guess what the solution to the mystery is - you won't be able to do it.

As many fans may already know, Parrish is a Christian author. However, he possesses the rare and remarkable ability to drive home a Christian message through the medium of story with no preaching and very few references to Christianity within the story. In "Corridor", there is no direct mention of faith at all. Yet the story is a beautiful analogy (one might even call it an allegory) about life and its trials which young people can benefit from immensely. This book inspires one to higher things without bashing the reader over the head with an allegedly inspirational message. So I would heartily recommend "Corridor" both to Christian readers hungry for quality fiction without gratuitous immorality and to non-Christians who just want a good sci-fi story. Give it a try. There is great wonder at the end of the Corridor - if you survive.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Steve Taylor TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 13, 2012
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"I don't know...if I can do this," he said softly between breaths, almost hoping Victoria wouldn't hear it.

"You can," she replied, her voice full of sudden conviction. He almost believed her. "You have to."

"But...I don't have big muscles like other guys." Even just talking while holding on to the sharp-edged rocks was tiring him. "I;m not strong."

"This isn't about strength" said Victoria. "Surviving the Corridor is a matter of how much you want it."

"Want what?"

"To live" was her matter-of-fact reply. "You have to want it more than anything you've ever wanted before."

(Corridor - Kindle location 272-278)

I'm a big fan of Robin's Dominion Trilogy and he did not disappoint with this odd and interesting sci-fi thriller. Rarely have I ever read book with so little characters - only two main characters - yet the book kept me glued to each page. The writing was straight-forward with no waisted words. The staging was well written although I had to re-read in a couple of places to get me geography right. I like how the story slowly reveals truths of the Corridor and yet keeps things hidden all the way to the end. This is definitely the kind of sci-fi that people who don't read sci-fi would enjoy. Not a bunch of tech talk or hard to pronounce planets and alien names. Just a simple story of a man trapped in a Corridor that is about to kill him at every turn. Did I say simple? I guess simple isn't the right word. More like mind-boggling.

A couple of reviewers have said the book is a biblical allegory. I'd say it's far from it. Is there a message? Yes there is. But if you are not looking for it you won't see it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Melissa VINE VOICE on February 2, 2012
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Troy awoke to bright lights and a voice in his head. The command was simple-RUN. But run to where? Run from what? Where was he and how did he get there? With his environment crumbling around him he had no options except to obey the voice. However, as he soon learned, the spectacular room he awoke in was unlike any other in existence, for it knew his weaknesses and adjusted accordingly. Alone, with only the voice, Victoria, Troy began the arduous task of trying to escape the device known only as the corridor.

The first thing I noticed about this book was its length. It's very short, at only 182 pages. Even for a young adult novel, that seemed incredibly short to me. I was a bit concerned that perhaps some character development or descriptions were omitted in order to fit the plot into such a condensed space. That turned out not to be the case. It's short because the plot limits the length of the novel. This book is an excellent launch-pad for a new series; like a warm up to a much bigger story. However, because of the overall design, Corridor had to be short in orders to keep it interesting.

Like most of Parrish's books, Corridor follows a single storyline. In this case, the events are limited to Troy and Victoria inside the corridor. My personal preference leans towards multiple plots and a wide variety of characters. However, Parrish manages to pull off this story even in the limited setting and with only two characters. The story works exceptionally well, but I think I would have liked it even better with a couple of extra storylines and the ability to know some of the characters `personally' rather than through Troy's telling of them.

Two chapters into Corridor, I became concerned that trying to escape the corridor was going to be the extent of the novel.
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