- File Size: 776 KB
- Print Length: 61 pages
- Publisher: sci-fi-cafe.com (December 24, 2008)
- Publication Date: December 24, 2008
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004IAS0JG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,259,863 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author
I live in the suburbs of New York with my lovely wife and two amazing children. I began writing creatively as a teenager and have been fortunate enough to have written and produced several successful plays and musicals in the NY area. I earned my B.A. and M.S. from Dowling College. Currently, I'm a professional musician on the weekends and an author during the week.
The Stritonoly Chronicles is probably my favorite work so far. They begin with the book, "The Eye of the Storm." I like the fact that these books do not comfortably fit into one particular genre. The trilogy is not at all a typical sci-fi/fantasy.
My hope is to have a new novel out before the end of the summer. I am working on a mystery/thriller and I am having a blast with it!
Top Customer Reviews
His work is suspenseful,and he gives you engaging characters and a surprising ending. I found it intriguing to imagine how it would be to completely lose all memory, to be left wondering who you are, and what you might have done in your life. Being a short story, the author didn't have time to explore that aspect of his characters. If his story were to be expanded, that would be a very interesting angle to explore.
I don't usually read short stories because once I get into a character, I don't like them to leave too soon. This story could be stretched out giving the reader more time with the compelling characters L.K. has created. I read that he's writing another book and I will keep my eye out for it.
There are a lot of apocalyptic books on the market and as 2012 draws nearer, I'm sure the number will increase. L.K. might want to consider lengthening his book to cash in on the trend. I won't say who the voice is, but as a reader, I would have loved to know more about that particular person/group. Not much is mentioned in the novella about him/them.
The prologue piques your interest about what caused the annihilation, who the survivors are, and why they've forgotten their identities.
The chapters take you back and forth between the happenings at John and Marie's Fourth of July party and the experiences of the survivors as they begin to follow the voice. This back and forth kept me feeling as confused as the characters did, while they try to figure out what had happened. As the voice guides them, you are kept in suspense as the truth is slowly revealed to the characters and the reader. I enjoyed the twists, turns, and surprises as the author developed the story. I sat and thought about the ending, then read the story again. I enjoyed it even more that time. It would be interesting to see the story continue and what comes next for these characters.
Shotgun is set in a future time. The plot is tense, and may be difficult for some to read, due to similar events in our current time. It was short, but had a good twist ending.
In Stromboli High, Gabriel and Anthony are sitting by the lake... as Gabriel rolls a joint for Anthony... not the usual kind of joint... a joint with consequences attached. Anthony awakes confused at his job; not understanding how he got there. He chalks it up to black outs, but does not feel high. The fear from what he sees in his Uncle Gino's Music Store and Pizzeria horrifies him. It may sound strange to say, but seeing how Anthony comes to "learn his lesson" made me giggle.
The three stories in this book are all different, make you think, horrify you, and can make you smile--an enjoyable way to spend the day.
The bonus short stories are horror rather than sci-fi. The first, "Shotgun," is short, but with a wicked twist. Both are fun reads.
**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog.**
The author's clever use of construction only made the reading experience better, in my opinion. I was forced to sit back and allow William L.K. to take me on this journey of his creation. I'm happy to say that the destination is satisfying, indeed.
For the train ride I had no expectations - but man, it well surpassed what I was thinking! I was sorry when it ended so quickly but I too was surprised by the ending...which really made it special for me!
I recommend this to anyone who loves sci-fi...maybe even a little scare in their reading! :)
ALSO stoked that I just did a web search and saw that William L.K. has a new story coming out on Dec 11th!? The Eye Of The Storm! Check out this link to the teaser at [...]
Bravo WLK!! Keep em' coming!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved the suspenseful way this story was written. It's a very interesting concept where we are given very few clues as to what is really going on until the very end. Read morePublished on October 13, 2011 by ?wazithinkin
This is a collection of three short stories. The first one was ok. I didn't really enjoy the last two. The editing wasn't too bad. Read morePublished on May 20, 2011 by Crissy
I enjoyed the story a great deal but found the writing style lacking. Scene and character shifts were abrupt and unclear. The "using 10% of our brains" just turned me off. Read morePublished on April 23, 2011 by Drea Hart
I'm going to be completely honest........I have no idea what I just read. Don't get me wrong, the concept was awesome, and I loved where it was going at points. Read morePublished on March 24, 2011 by SomeRandomChickReading
I bought this book after reading the reviews here and recommendations on a post-apocalyptic discussion board. Read morePublished on March 24, 2011 by MAB
The glowing reviews about this book just have to be from the authors family. The story starts out just fine and then just goes nowhere. I want my 45 minutes back.Published on March 21, 2011 by BigC
Reading this story, I felt as though I could flip through some of the old black-and-white Twilight Zone episodes and probably find more than one or two similar storylines. Read morePublished on January 2, 2011 by Robert Fields
The premise is interesting, but it's too short. What happens next is more interesting and with that, you're left hanging. Premise is hackneyed. Not worth the $1.59.Published on January 1, 2011 by Lee Fleming
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