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Midway Between Heaven & Hell [Kindle Edition]

S.C. Barrus
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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ON SALE NOW! DISCOVERING ABERRATION, a full length novel also by S.C. Barrus, is marked down from $5.99 to $0.99. That's 85%! This deal ends April 27th.
Backstabbing business partners, disloyal lovers, and a madman seeking revenge.

The madman's plan? Send them all to hell with the pomp and circumstance an event like this deserves! Will Bobbie Flanagan, a nervous young man with nothing to lose, be able to stop him? Read this "twisted tale of revenge" (Lia Burres, Goodreads) to find out.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 2107 KB
  • Print Length: 17 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: S.C. Barrus (February 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BF08XGC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,932 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad start June 10, 2013
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Picked this up after hearing about it from the writer on Google+. It is rather short (my own short story on Amazon only clocks in at about ten printed pages itself), but that doesn't detract from it. What does detract from it is the title. The title leaves you with an expectation of solution somewhere, or explanation of why each person in the house deserves their fate. What slights did they commit against the owner? What becomes of the boy? These are all left off, and you wonder why the author chose the title he did.

All that being said...

It was a page turner, while it lasted, for sure. I enjoyed reading it until its abrupt end, and didn't want to put it down until I'd seen it through. With a few tweaks to the formula, Barrus could realistically have a national seller on his hands, and I hope he gets to that point. I haven't read his other work, so do not know what that is like.
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A surprisingly thorough story for such a short book, I really enjoyed this tragic, dark tale.

The author does an amazing job with character development and description, with a writing style that reminds me of Edgar Allan Poe. And though this is a dark story, it has a sense of nostalgia and humor to it, set in an era that gives off a noir flare.

If you're looking for a very well written short story with a satisfying plot and characters despite its length, definitely read this one; I highly recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Syntactically average, very entertaining May 3, 2013
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I personally feel that Barrus is a great writer, with a bright future in the industry. His characters, though they seem shallowly developed, are very necessary for his plot and they seem to work well within the story. The story is original, or is at least told in a way that seems so, and Barrus boasts a solid command of language and storytelling.

Barrus could use some work syntactically. I did not feel throughout the story that his sentences really worked for him. They were more of a means of storing information to relay to a reader instead of working as literary devices in his favor. However, Barrus has done a wonderful job of setting up his story coherently. Absolutely worth a read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining April 30, 2013
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This was quite entertaining.
I loved how in the course of 22 pages it did not try to cram in a ridiculous emotional demand. Well done.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Started slow, but finished really well. April 27, 2013
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The first couple pages were a bit heavy handed and slow, but that fell away and it was a great story with a really well done ending.
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More About the Author

S.C. Barrus writes strange and thrilling literary adventures including the novel Discovering Aberration, a steampunk adventure novel. Born in Canada, he grew up in the Pacific North West where he skipped school in favor of swimming in the local rivers.

Raised on a hefty selection of books, video games and movies, he grew to love story telling from a young age. He received his degree in creative writing from the University of Washington and began writing fiction in 2011.

Throughout the years, S.C. Barrus has been inspired by a wide range of authors and genres. A fan of literary fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy and sci-fi. But perhaps the easiest influences to identify in his writing comes from authors such as Edgar Allen Poe, Jules Verne, H.P. Lovecraft and Robert Louis Stephenson.

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