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Product Details

  • Series: Memoirs on Being
  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492393770
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492393771
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Rob lives in Indiana with his wife, son, daughter, a dog, and two cats. He enjoys cheese.

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Format: Paperback
As usual I received this book for free in exchange for a review. This time it was from the author himself after I reviewed the first book in this series. Despite that kindness I give my scrupulously honest opinions below.

The story runs along a fairly familiar sci-fi story line. Our protagonist wakes up and has no recollection of who he is or why he happens to be there. As the story unfolds we learn the sinister reasons why he is where he is.

To the positive side, the author, as with his previous book in the series, has hit upon a interesting thematic tidbit. There are some great visual descriptions in this book and the concept has potential.

To the negative, a lot of that potential is never entirely realized. Firstly, the initial volume in this series had, what I referred to as a "potent psychological thread" and this short book is much more about simple storytelling. I didn't sense the depth that was evident in the previous novella. Also, it's worth noting that this book is tiny. It's 83 pages and formatted in such a way that it's stretched out to be physically longer than it actually is. This is a sub-60-minute book and it doesn't really get much of a chance to get rolling before it's suddenly over.

Lastly, I'd be remiss if I didn't say something about the writing and editing. I'm accustomed to e-books being riddled with errors but seldom have I seen a print book that made such profligate use of erroneous language. Especially wince-inducing examples included "at her beckon call" and "to try and do something" though I'll admit to smiling a bit at the "briefcase-sized case".

In summary, there's a nugget of something good here but it needs more development and a good sound editing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gail Ofterdinger on June 17, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
The second installment in the "Memoirs on Being" series, is less successful than its predecessor. This time, the narrator finds himself in a world that is handicapped by 19th century technology. Unfortunately, this volume has more problems with language and editing. I have noticed a trend in contemporary writing for the writer to describe something as it might be spoken of in casual discourse. Or, a word will be spelled as it sounds, rather that its true spelling. There are several examples in the copy I received. I would like to see a re-work of this book. I thank the author and LibraryThing for a compimentary copy.
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By christine hooker on June 18, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
[Medira] is [Robert King's] second installment of [Memoirs on Being]. I really enjoyed the first one [Time Ahead] but found this one a little confusing and disjointed. I am considering going back and reading both back to back to see if that may help.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sam on February 15, 2014
Format: Paperback
Medira is about a man who wakes up with no memory. Medira is a place where progress doesn't exist beyond 19th century technology. Sounded good but is so confusing that I just didn't get it. Maybe if it were longer than 83 pages and it could get into more detail it would make sense. But the story jumps from here to there and starts to explain then jumps to something else. I just didn't get it or like it. I received this from LibraryThing Member Giveaway for an honest review.
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