Kindle Price: $0.99
Read this title for free. Learn more

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

OR
Read for Free
with Kindle Unlimited

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Narration Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more

Get the Free Kindle App

Enter email or phone number to get a link

Processing your request...

Render Unto Caesar Kindle Edition

4 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$0.99

Length: 10 pages

The One I Was
The One I Was by Eliza Graham
A beautiful and haunting tale of friendship, redemption and forgiveness across generations. Learn more

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

Books and films about death row are  usually centred around the character who faces execution. I wanted to look at the peripheral characters, the chaplain, the people who physically carry out the task and the people that report it.

On another level I wanted to reflect society's polarised opinion, to illustrate the grotesque carnival  atmosphere somewhat akin to the public executions of the middle ages and contrast this with the beliefs of those opposed to capital punishment. 

And finally the character who faces the ultimate punishment, I wanted to juxtapose his mortality with the indifference and banality of society, the culture of bubblegum pop.

About the Author

Paul A. Barron lives on the sunny south east coast of Ireland.

One of his short stories Render Unto Caesar won second prize in The Writers Village competition and was short listed for the Fine Line Short Story Competition.

Nothing Left To Chance was short listed for the Multi Story Award 2012.

Product Details

  • File Size: 83 KB
  • Print Length: 10 pages
  • Publisher: Paul A. Barron; 1 edition (January 4, 2012)
  • Publication Date: January 4, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006TZ0H30
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,691,073 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Author

Paul A. Barron lives in the sunny, south east corner of Ireland.

His critically acclaimed short story Render Unto Caesar won second prize in The Writers Village competition and was short listed for the Fine Line Short Story Competition.

Another of his short stories Nothing Left To Chance was short listed for The Multi Story Award 2012.

Customer Reviews

5 star
75%
4 star
25%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Michael Phelps on May 9, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
RENDER UNTO CEASAR by Author PAUL A. BARRON is an excellent read with Capitol Punishment as its' focus.

No matter where one stands on Capitol Punishment, this very short novel will stir your mind. The only problem for me is the shortness of a story that is so present, especially in the United States of America. Personally, I felt respect for Curtis, the condemmed man, yet I know not what crime merited his final punishment. Pastor Josef Hoff seemd to be a man of compassion, yet resigned to his job to bring some solace for the condemmed Curtis, as he has done fifty-six times before.

Texas is known as a State firmly convinced that Capitol Punishment serves as a deterent to violent crimes. The State is quick to carry out the sentence.

RENDER UNTO CEASAR is a very well written novel, I only wish Mr. Barron would have expounded on the subject further, taking his readers deeper into the story leading up to the climax.

In 1980, a close friend and mentor of mine, Detective Sergeant Jack R. Ohrberg, Robbery & Homicide Unit of the Indianapolis Police Department was brutally murdered attempting to serve arrest warrants on a vicious gang of armed robbers and killers. It was Thursday, 11 December 1980. Both his killers were tried, conviceted and sentenced to Death. In December of 1994, 14 years after Jack's murder, the first triggerman, all Appeals exhausted, became the last person to be executed in Indiana's Electric Chair. In July, 1996, the second killer became the first person to be executed by Lethal Injection in the State of Indiana. In many conversations Jack and I had, he was adamantly against the Death penalty.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Nigel J. Robinson on March 10, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
A remarkable story, well worth reading, both powerful and poignant. It is cleverly patterned with some very deft craft work and a surprise denouement. Barron can write!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By James A. Anderson on May 7, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A beautifully written short story which captures the atmosphere of capital punishment superbly. Paul Barron is a major new writing talent on the scene. Well worth reading, no matter which side of the capital punishment debate you take. My only complaint is it was too short!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition
When Gerry Cumiskey a journalist for the Correspondent, Texas Bureau Associated press is sent to the town of Mountain Springs Texas, he finds the town of little interest. But that is not why or what he is to report on. Just exactly why are a large crowd gathered in the town bearing banners such as Render Under Caesar?

This is a story that keeps the reader in suspense and mystery to what the story is actually about. Although I do admit I did guess the ending it did not disappoint me and I still enjoyed the story. This may only be a very short story, I read it in around fifteen minutes but it is a very well told story that does leave you wanting to find out more about the characters.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in