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Swim: An eShort Story Kindle Edition
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It ends up like it's only the beginning of a story. Somewhere on the kindle version I got the story abruptly ends and then restarts while being written differently. We don't know what happens, it's like the story was cut.
It looked promising though, and I guess I'll have to wait for the real book to come out.
Ruth holds her application consultation appointments in a coffee shop, commandeering the only table with access to an electrical outlet for her laptop and ignoring the hostile glares of the screen writer wannabes who'd like to plug in their own gadgets. When Gary approaches her, Ruth assumes he wants her outlet, but after observing her activities he has a business proposition--he'd like some help with his online dating profile, a profile headed by his poorly chosen screen name, Lonely-guy. Ruth plunges in and with her advice Gary starts getting more action on the dating site, an outcome that is leaving Ruth with mixed feeling.
Swim is humorous without being silly, and as they always do Jennifer Weiner's characters feel like flesh and blood. This download also includes a sample of The Next Best Thing, which opens with Ruth getting the good news that her sitcom, loosely based on her own life, has been green-lighted.
As a short prequel, I think the story is largely successful and interesting. If it were being read as a stand-alone story, probably not so much. Only about ½ of the e-book is taken up with "Swim", the rest is preview chapters of the full novel and review blurbs of her previous novels.
I would say as a free download (or maybe even 99 cents) it is probably an ok read for just about anyone but I would have been unhappy to have paid any more than that.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I can't believe it ended so abruptly ?!
I have no clue how this could be called a book or even a short story
It just ended without rhyme or reason. Read more
A very well written story with a main character I relate to and celebrate.Published 3 months ago by geek girl
I found this story to be hard to turn off in my head. I found myself admiring Ruth Ann's matter of fact acceptance of her life without "oh, poor me!" attitude. Life goes on!Published 4 months ago by Loretta Chasteen