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Nourished By That Which Consumes [Kindle Edition]

Joseph Ephraim , Carole Kay
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (477 customer reviews)

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  • File Size: 148 KB
  • Print Length: 57 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008O7VQLS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #340,126 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping story August 3, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Nourished By That Which Consumes by Joseph Ephraim immediately draws the reader into the dark realm of life where money and self-respect can end up on opposing sides. Yu-Lin's family faces poverty due to her father's gambling addiction. While he turns to loansharks for money, she is holding down a respectable job. When her father's dealings with the underworld end tragically, she vows revenge. Set in Singapore, the opening of Nourished reminded me of the early scenes in Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. The acts of desperation and results of one's choices create a gripping story.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nourished By That Which Consumes October 20, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
As you begin to read this story it comes across as a true story, particularly with the sense of detail. It starts quite innocently telling the story from the daughter's point of view, and shows that she is living quite a miserable but predictable existence. Just as you are relaxing into the story the action hits you and you are hooked from the first chapter.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Action-Packed and Fun! August 5, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
LOVED this title! It was a fairly quick read, and the Asian culture examples were well thought-out and very detailed. The protagonist is believable, and the action and love story combine to make this a very intriguing piece! Definitely will be looking for more from this writer...
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good but not Great September 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The characters were well developed, the pace was fast, exciting and gripping. The story was well plotted it was an easy, entertaining story. What dragged the story and caused me to give the story a low rating was the writing. The weak writing- and by that I mean the sentence structure and the grammar made the story drag when it could have been pithy and strong. I wish he had taken the time to make complex sentences and weed out unnecessary adverbs and adjectives. It just needed a little polishing to go from okay prose to killer prose. I feel like no matter how good the content, if the writing doesn't reflect and enhance the mood of the book it is left unfinished. To be far, I am a professional editor, so I am more focused on these details than others. If you want a fast, fun, thriller with engaging characters, and a cool plot, then give this book a chance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Left wanting more. April 4, 2014
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I jumped into Nourished By That Which Consumes with excited abandon and quickly became carried away by the promise of an gripping tale of exotic locations, family honor, money, corruption, revenge and redemption. The writing was skillful and accomplished what I look for in an engaging story – painting vivid pictures in my imagination and evoking strong emotions.

However, there were a few, “huh?” moments when I thought I had accidentally skipped a chapter and had to go back to see what I had missed. But it was the story that had skipped, leaving me scratching my head.

Yu-Lin is a beautifully-written, intriguing character and it is easy to see what motivates her complex behavior. However, I wish the supporting cast had been fleshed-out a little more so their respective relationships with Yu-Lin could be more believable, thereby increasing the element of satisfaction to the ending of the story.

This is a good book that has the potential to be great. Please keep writing, J.R. Ephraim. You’re definitely on to something.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent start but fades after a while November 27, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
As a fellow author (Lighting her Fire (The Handyman) and Good Choices, Bad Choices (The Handyman)) I admire the way in which Joseph grips the reader right from the first paragraph when he introduces Zhang Yu-Lin and scketches the background to the story.

Unfortunately this pace is not sustained through the book and I get the distinct impression of o book that was started with great enthusiasm and painstacking attention to detail, but later became a chore that had to be finished as quickly as possible.

The storyline is great but the continuity and gramatical errors that creep in during later chapters distract from the overall pleasure of a good read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea May 20, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The author does a great job of creating early tension but in his use of well-worn phrases and his comparatively long background for the main character he is unable to maintain the interest he has created. Definitely not the worst I have read, but the book would do well being rethought and lengthened.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strange, intriguing read March 8, 2014
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I didn’t quite know what to expect from this title, but I was pleasantly surprised nonetheless. Full of dark passion, sordid betrayal and brutal violence, it’s certainly a book that will stay with you long after you’ve finished it.

The first surprise is the setting for this shadowy tale – Singapore. The second surprise is the protagonist: an exquisitely beautiful Chinese girl, Yu-Lin, driven by an insatiable need for revenge. I don’t want to give away too much of the story, but in her quest to avenge her father’s ignominious life she falls in love with a mysterious Englishman, penetrates the inner circles of Singaporean organised crime and kicks serious butt.

The author’s writing is vivid, evocative and faultless. He obviously knows Singapore – and Chinese culture – very well because we get stunning glimpses into the lives of the city’s elite as well as its sordid criminal underbelly.

I have only one question for Mr Ephraim: when can we expect your next title? And ... why haven't you written any more? (Okay, that's two questions...)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars This book pulled me in from the opening line and was full of...
As an author I analyze and tear apart all I read. This book pulled me in from the opening line and was full of everything that makes a great read...well, just that, A GREAT READ!! Read more
Published 5 hours ago by Tracey Jimerson
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Undoubtedly one of the best books I've read lately. Looking forward to more of it!
Published 4 days ago by Aakansha
4.0 out of 5 stars Revenge does both nurture and consume!
Fast paced action. The title is perfect for this book, revenge does both nurture and consume. Good study of how hatred and fear reside within each of us. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Donna Devane
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Put the this Book Down
This was an exciting read, the book kept my interest so much that I couldn't put the book (Kindle in this case) down. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Gerald Rizzo
5.0 out of 5 stars Saving Face!
This action packed novel is a short read but that doesn't mean it isn't a complete and compelling story. Read more
Published 12 days ago by pswinn
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite engaging!
When I first purchased "Nourished By That Which Consumes", I thought I'd skim through it first as I was planning to read it later in the day. Read more
Published 13 days ago by naim elhajj
4.0 out of 5 stars Griping story
A fantastic read. Joseph Ephraim submerges you into a world of action and drama with passionate and dynamic characters. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Kathleen Lopez
5.0 out of 5 stars Ephraim Hits This One Out of The Park
This book was a solid treat for the senses the writing is quite vivid and the character descriptions are so spot on they almost come to life on the pages of your kindle. Read more
Published 18 days ago by CeeCee
5.0 out of 5 stars True story from real life... Sad, but true.
Nourished By That Which Consumes starts in a pretty innocent way, but does not let you to relax. It throws you in the darkness very quickly, when you are not ready yet. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Marina Polukhina
4.0 out of 5 stars A fast paced story, well written!
This is a fast paced story of a girl whose mother and sister were killed by gangsters and her father was imprisoned for killing one of the gangsters. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Devinder
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