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Six Minutes [Kindle Edition]

Ederyn Khushrenada
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This collection of short stories explores the darker side of human nature:

■  A condemned prisoner recalls the events that brought him here

■  A jet set couple get a surprise when they return from a vacation abroad

■  After witnessing a kiss between two friends, a gay soldier seeks therapy

■  A soldier pursuing a Somali terrorist stumbles into an FGM ceremony in progress

■  A terrorist suffers a crisis of conscience while prepping a small child for a suicide mission

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From the Author

I hope my books live up to your expectations.  =^ᴗ^=

Product Details

  • File Size: 227 KB
  • Print Length: 71 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,062,480 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little disappointing May 2, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
From the reviews I expected this book to be one that I would have to read through fingers over my eyes just as I had to do in the old horror movies. I didn't find anything horrifying in this book. Parts of it were gross and distasteful and I thought the writing was mediocre. But horror? No, just a few short stories that I've already forgotten.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as advertised. May 21, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
The author mentioned right at the get go that "the most frightening animal in the universe is man", and with the context inside this book, it was no lie. First, let me say that this is not my usual area of interest, however I received this book knowing full well that it was labeled as 'Dark Fiction', and so this review stems from this knowledge.

5 stories told, all filled with their own unique twists that can either leave you mad, happy (if you're a bit disturbed) or in my case, wanting to see a bit more after various endings. If anything, that was my only 'complaint' with this book, I wanted to know more about the stories! The way it was all written, easily suggested that the author could have added more content, however they all delivered their 'lessons' at the end of each well written short story.

Heck, I expanded my German vocabulary simply by reading this (A few stories contains it, but Google translate helped me out with those). And for the price, It's definitely worth it considering it leaves you with a new outlook on 'horror'.

A bit of a warning... "Not intended for young readers" - - - - -"Reader discretion is advised". (The 5th story had me blushing a bit...) Keep this in mind, and you will enjoy the work written. Would I recommend this to anyone that enjoys dark and edgy fiction? Yes I would.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Alina
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I've concluded that the most disturbing aspect of all of ederyn's short stories is that they are believably real. This account of what two or three human beings said or did really could have happened. The underlying linking concept throughout these stories is of the depravity that human beings are consciously able to perpetrate on others with malice aforethought. However these stories are no simple litany of graphic gore, they are skillfully constructed to misdirect the reader so that the denouement comes as a punch in the guts. Yet there is surprising nobility of sentiment here as well. Some of these stories are both horrifying and life affirming - not an easy thing to pull off. These stories are emotionally complex and I haven't really read anything to which I could compare them. The only comparison I can think of for effect is the movie "In the realm of the senses"In The Realm Of The Senses: The Criterion Collection [Blu-ray]. At some point you will think ederyn's stories are too much, at what point that occurs depends on you. Not for the faint-hearted.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, honest, real writing January 7, 2012
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Jesus H tap dancin' Christ, Ederyn Kushrenada can write. I was blown away. It feels like the words are just flowing out of her. A stream of conciousness, barely in control, but the words are being ejected through some kind of natural expertise valve that instinctively knows how to choose and arrange them just so. Impossible to stop reading and deeply moving. This isn't horror, this is human reality with the false veneer of respectability scraped off. As a species we need more of this. Much more. What a talent.
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I live on the planet Sedna--I'm the mayor!--where I'm currently working on a pretentious literary novel about ancient Egypt.


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