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KID [Kindle Edition]

Steve Emmett , Julia Kavan
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From the author of the acclaimed Diavolino comes this chilling, short horror story set somewhere in England a few centuries ago. Born hideously deformed, Kid was never even given a name. When illness took away his hearing, his family shunned him completely and he retreated to the forest. Chanced upon by the local sheriff, Kid is forced to work as torturer and executioner. One evening he is visited by a stranger bearing a gift. All Kid has to do is choose...

What reviewers have said about Kid:

"Remember Steve Emmett’s “Diavolino”? You know, the one that makes Stephen King’s most horrifying fiction seem like fairy stories; the one that, if you’re fortunate enough to be in Italy, makes you check out your surroundings twice.

If you thought that was a masterpiece of horror, take a look at his “Kid”. This may be a short story but Steve has condensed as much into it as most authors would in a complete novel. He excels at concise, no-holds-barred prose and this is horror in its rawest form. If you love to be terrified, then this is a page turner that will have you panting for more. It had my eyes out on stalks, and I’m not squeamish. A keeper." Susan Roebuck

"I swear I spent more time thinking about this book than reading it. At only 12 pages long, you might not think that an author can cram in scenes so vivid that every sense comes alive. It's creepy and disturbing." Lizzy Lessard

" 'Kid' is a short story but is certainly not a small story. In just a few pages, Steve Emmett packs a full and horrifying story guaranteed to conjure up terrifying images. Not one for the fainthearted. Be prepared to be chilled - and thoroughly entertained." Catherine Cavendish


Product Details

  • File Size: 142 KB
  • Print Length: 14 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005HE159O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #837,150 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much impact in so little words September 20, 2012
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I swear I spent more time thinking about this book than reading it. At only 12 pages long, you might not think that an author can cram in scenes so vivid that every sense comes alive. It's creepy and disturbing. I think the choice Kid made was 100% the wrong choice. The ending isn't well-defined but I'm left with the feeling that the results of this gift aren't going to make Kid's life any better. Definitely a 5 star short story.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read August 7, 2013
By Tamara
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Excellent short story. Was very amazed at the amount of info in so little pages. Author did a great job
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the faint-hearted August 18, 2011
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Remember Steve Emmett's "Diavolino"? You know, the one that makes Stephen King's most horrifying fiction seem like fairy stories; the one that, if you're fortunate enough to be in Italy, makes you check out your surroundings twice.

If you thought that was a masterpiece of horror, take a look at his "Kid". This may be a short story but Steve has condensed as much into it as most authors would in a complete novel. He excels at concise, no-holds-barred prose and this is horror in its rawest form. If you love to be terrified, then this is a page turner that will have you panting for more. It had my eyes out on stalks, and I'm not squeamish. A keeper.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars kid December 31, 2011
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i have never heard of this author , ebook was free so i picked it up, glad i did.story was short but good. enjoyable i recommend for a short story.
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More About the Author

Steve Emmett is 5′ 10″ in his sock feet, pushing 55 years of age, and may weigh more than 120Kg depending on the time of day. He is a father, a wife, and was a son. What little hair he has left is brown going grey (yes, even that), but in years gone by he had a rich unruly mop which was tamed according to fashion - poodle perm; New Romantic side parting; bleached both in whole and part. His challenge to the barber these days is rather more workaday.

Steve studied architecture at the AA in London where he once witnessed Dame Zaha Hadid fall through a canvas chair (admittedly she was just plain Ms Hadid then). He spent most of his working life selling Italian country homes to northern Europeans and Americans, and spent many years living in London and Italy. He will always be grateful to Lehman Bros for wrecking his comfortable existence and providing him with the opportunity to fulfil his writerly ambitions. Steve grew up on Hammer Horror films, Dennis Wheatley and M R James stories, so not surprising that his main aim is to put the frighteners up his readers. When not scaring people he likes to make them smile.

He is a member of the Society of Authors, the British Humanist Association, and reviews for the New York Journal of Books. You may have come across him at the occasional book festival, book signing, or making merry on the Paranormal Radio Network. He is always open to offers, the more bizarre the better.

He likes to read, watch films, go to the theatre, go to concerts and the opera (he loves the opera), and travel. He has been known to frequent good restaurants and drink fine wine. There isn't much going on in the world that doesn't interest him and on which he hasn't an opinion.

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