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Length: 196 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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  • File Size: 277 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615246257
  • Publisher: Delvling Press; First edition (October 12, 2008)
  • Publication Date: October 12, 2008
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001IZZBJ6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #309,832 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Growing up surrounded by the influence of science fiction, including Raiser's grandfather Henry Kunicki who grew up with famous physicist David Bohm, it was difficult not to create worlds beyond our own for Raiser.
Raiser's debut novel "The Family Bones" is a culmination of thriller, sci-fi and mystery. On the verge of movie rights, this book is popular among teens as well as adults.
Raiser is working on several novels soon to be released, and a children's line of books as well. Look out for the Pepper Fink series.
With the support of fellow well known authors, including P.S. Gifford and Linda S. Cowden (author of Grimmie) Raiser intends on making writing not just a part time hobby, but a full-time career.
Keep an eye out for this multi-talented award winning author for future hits.
Stranded: Stories from the edge of infinity... is a collection of Raiser's published short stories that have been compared to Twilight Zone, Monty Python, Douglas Adams, and...well...the utmost bizarre, and thought provoking.

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59 of 62 people found the following review helpful By wbentrim VINE VOICE on December 30, 2008
Format: Paperback
The Family Bones by Kimberly Raiser

The book started with a mystery and proceeded to become more mysterious. My initial reaction was that it was going to be a "slasher" book, you know, Jason in a hockey mask kind of thing. That is a venue I am not overly thrilled with but I proceeded. Much to my pleasant surprise it wasn't the simplistic psycho running wild plot but much more thoughtful. I admit finding my self a bit uneasy in some of the scenes. The characterizations were good and I enjoyed the mysteriousness of the setting. Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, I could practically picture the locale. The introduction of an alien influence provides a nice twist to the characterizations. An entertaining book to read, my biggest complaint is that it could have been bumped up another hundred pages and maintained my interest. I recommend the book. Look for an interview with the author in January on my blog, Pick of the Literate.[...]
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66 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Beverly Rigsby on October 2, 2010
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I'm very eclectic about what I enjoy in reading - anything from Sci-Fi to Jane Austen. I love both Mark Twain and Stephen King and how different are they? I'm not always fussy about books, either, quite often being satisfied at the end if I've been entertained even if I hadn't finished a piece of great literature. But I have to say this is probably one of the worst books I've ever read. The protagonists were not only one dimensional but not even particularly likable or even interesting. Weird new characters seemed to have been introduced at various times into a plot that was already confusing, at best. It was like the author couldn't decide if she wanted to write science fiction, horror, or a mystery and so threw all three in the mix, finishing up with none of the above. By the time it was done, I couldn't have cared less what happened to any of them. Thank goodness the Kindle version was so cheap.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By K. J. Pierce on December 17, 2008
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I think the best way to describe this book is 'spooky'. I'm not a squeamish reader, but I had to read this book during the day. I started it early this month, during the afternoon. I'm the type of person who HAS to read in bed before going to sleep. I could not read The Family Bones before going to sleep.

There are some really great elements to The Family Bones: children in danger, disappearing/reappearing tunnels, a well. Not to mention all of the mystery and suspense. It didn't take me long to get swept up in this book.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By David williams on May 30, 2011
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I didn't believe the bad reviews, and now I wish I had. I'm just lucky the kindle version was so cheap. This is a mediocre story, written terribly. The characters seem to have long conversations with themselves ( not that you can always tell when the are speaking out loud or just thinking, since the writer does not seem to know the difference), and the perspective changes from first person to third person a few chapters in -- for no reason whatsoever. The text is full of typos and misused words, and the formatting is just plain awful. I guess the only positive is that it's relatively short...
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rutiglius on January 12, 2011
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Plot - barely
Characters - not developed
Story telling -- sub-par (the author couldn't even decide if she wanted 1st or 3rd person)
Genre -- Who Knows?

Just an awful read. Don't bother buying! Even if it is only 1.00 -- that is WAY TOO much to pay. I am just left wondering how on earth this was published??
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Eclipsed on February 24, 2011
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Seriously. Pay one dollar, have your very own train wreck. I became fascinated with how truly horrible this book was and could not stop reading, no matter how much my brain demanded that I do so. This was like trying to read someone's acid trip; the writing was awful, the plotline laughable and the one and only good thing I can say about it was that for my dollar, I was able to share in a good laugh when I read parts out loud to others. Especially when one man, to another, said something "suggestively."
Interesting turn of events or bad writing? Alas...more bad writing. *sigh*
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Phyllis Staff TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 31, 2009
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I eagerly dove into my copy of The Family Bones . . . to find myself adrift in wild imagination and writing better suited to short stories than novels. Here's what I found in this debut novel:

PROS: This author has tons of imagination. Expect to be surprised at the twists and turns the story takes.

However,

CONS: Misplaced referents, abrupt changes in point of view, and under-developed characters left me happy to set the book aside. While characters cannot be developed in short stories, they must be developed in novels lest the reader is left with the feeling of "who cares."

My conclusion: This novel displays the imagination of a Stephen King. When this author develops her skill at the craft of writing as well, she'll provide him competition.

Three stars.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ginahmk VINE VOICE on August 28, 2010
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I am such a horror/mystery junky that it is rare for me to feel that a book has let me down, but this one did. The writing is at grade school level, the plot has no logical flow and the characters are superficial. The two stars are for some originality, so the author has potential.
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