- File Size: 294 KB
- Print Length: 81 pages
- Publication Date: February 15, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BGSDR96
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #604,361 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Worlds Apart Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
More About the Author
Daniel mosaics, bakes constantly, annoys practically everyone with puns, is a massive EDM fan, and loves playing games of almost any kind, though Hearts is his current fave. He and his wife Cynthia have three children and too many fish. Adair, Darcy and Adele are the names of the children.
Top Customer Reviews
I cannot say too much without giving up the plots of each of these stories, but I was honestly surprised that these were all written by the same author. He has such an imagination and a way of weaving these stories with succinct detail. I didn't think it was possible to be enraptured by characters that only have twenty pages of "get-to-know-me" time, but it certainly is! You will not regret reading this book. My only regret is that there weren't thirty more stories!
I received this book in a LibraryThing members giveaway in return for an honest review. I was not compensated monetarily for penning the above review and all opinions are my own.
This collection of four short stories amounts to a couple hours of reading; keep this in mind if considering paying full price for it. I'd categorize the stories as tales of the everyday but always with some wry twist, somewhat reminiscent of the Twilight Zone.
On the positive side, these are quick and efficient tales; the author doesn't waste much time getting to the heart of things. Depending on your point of view that efficiency can be viewed as a good thing or a bad thing. These are real quick jabs of stories, nothing long, drawn out or overly complicated. I'd not be surprised to see them in some of the pulps of the 50s and 60s. Kelley's stories are also reasonably original and thought provoking.
To the negative side, Kelly's surprise twists seem to be somewhat forced and lack subtlety. They don't quite live up to the polished refinement of the masters of this genre, but then not everyone can be a Bradbury or an Asimov right out of the gate. Further, two of the four stories just seem unfinished. In Twilight Zone terms it's like turning off the TV three minutes before the real ending and things end with a rather muted "huh..." rather than the usual "oh!"
In summary, these stories have potential but they just don't seem quite fully cooked yet. They're the kernel of good ideas but just need a bit more hammering out and detail. Also, for the current asking price I'd expect much more content. This book really flies by.
I enjoyed the writing style of A World Apart and chuckled to myself as I was reading it. I was a bit confused when time stood still, but took it for what it was and enjoyed the story. I would have liked for it to be extended into a novel because it all got a bit rushed towards the end and I would have been interested in what Lonnie and Laurie did in these extended times (think Narnia).
Chance Encounter was OK. Not badly written.
I thought Statue of Limitations was entertaining if a bit frustrating because , obviously, the statue can't move.
I gave up on A Just Reward. I don't like sad books, so when the third person died I started skip reading and then only read the odd line on each page to get the gist of the story. I think the latter section might have been interesting but I had given up by then.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Each of the first three stories in “Worlds Apart” involves supernatural happenings in some way. Author Daniel Kelley has interwoven these with quite ordinary situations in such a... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Nora Wingate
These stories are so much more than I expected. They are varied with conundrums that are unusual and at the same time full of magic, beauty and a haunting quality about them. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Worlds Apart by Daniel Kelley
Chapter One (no title)
Lonnie & Laurie confused are they 11 yrs old or 30 yrs old? Time stopping
When they’re together. Read more
I received this book for an honest review. I am not a great reader of short stories, but this author keeps pulling me into his books of short stories. Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by J Phillips
"A World Apart" is the best short story I have ever read. It takes you on twists and turns and it really catches you by surprise. The authors style of writing is easy to follow. Read morePublished on November 11, 2013 by Stephie
The last story in this story is "Worlds Apart" from any story I have ever read. "A Just Reward" really gets you engaged. Read morePublished on October 24, 2013 by Melly Mi
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
I began this book and thought I would just start it and then go to sleep. Read more
A collection of gripping novels of sorrow and longing which with simle allegories pulls you into sympathy for the main characters. Read morePublished on July 9, 2013 by leif
I found this author to be both talented an creative. I really enjoyed the diversity of his stories an highly recommend this book . You will not be disappointed.Published on July 8, 2013 by Jennifer
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies
- Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
- Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Literature & Fiction
- Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies & Short Stories
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Metaphysical & Visionary
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban