- File Size: 1473 KB
- Print Length: 25 pages
- Publisher: Hyperion (May 1, 2012)
- Publication Date: May 1, 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007A577SQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,658 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Brewing Storm: A Derrick Storm Short Kindle Edition
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It's entertaing to me that so many reviewers felt they were being ripped off because of the book's short length. C'mon - you are reading a book written by a fictional character, and you expect that the book is written to be anything but a money-making enterprise?
While this book isn't as funny as the Nikki Heat books, it works well as an hour or so of escapist reading. Best of all, it'll give Nathan Fillion something new to star in once "Castle" is finished!
I don't understand why so many people are upset and feel cheated because this isn't a full length novel. It states in the description that it's the first of 3 shorts and is listed as being 83 pages. How can you feel cheated? Did you not read the description? Come on.
- Slap-you-in-the-face cliches and ridiculous character names. Derrick STORM, meet APRIL SHOWERS. Oh, look, here's the top-heavy girlfriend Samantha TOPPERS. Her boyfriend, who's not interesting enough to actually meet before he's killed off, is Matthew DULL. If it was done creatively, this might actually be funny...but when the author has to point out it's a dumb joke, that just makes it that much more pathetic. And if you're going to go on and on about the man making feeble attempts to get a woman in bed, make it more than a one-liner some drunk would deliver in a bar.
- Inner monologue is distracting. You switch from the narration to inner monologue, which would be fine if there was a sharper transition than just the simple use of italics versus regular type. Also, if you want to sell your readers on the brilliance of your character's deductive skills, don't make him sound like a self-absorbed idiot.
The writing is full of feeble attempts at humor and attempts to be sexy, which fall far from the mark. The characters are TOO stereotypical and TOO cliched, the jokes TOO forced. I'm actually glad this was a short that I paid less than $2 for--if it had been a full book, I wouldn't have finished it.
What did irritate me is the content of the story itself. I was looking forward to an intelligent, thrilling, and fun literary ride with exciting characters and snappy dialogue. I got none of the above. Well, intelligent, maybe. But the story was so dry and uninspired that it took me over week to get around to finishing the last two chapters. (By contrast, the Nikki Heat books have all been devoured in less than 24 hours!) So here's hoping the next two installments kick up the storytelling to appropriate Castle levels. Because this story, regardless of the length or the cliffhanger, was a huge disappointment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this for my Mom. She is a huge Castle fan. She loved it!!!Published 3 days ago by P.T. Albark
A good book to read on a summer evening. The plot moves quickly. On bad part of the story is that there is a sequel to see the closing of the plot.Published 6 days ago by lucille
Love the show, so I thought I would try a book. Especially since its a fictional author writing books about fiction. But pretending to be a real person. Neat concept.Published 2 months ago by julie rainey
I like the books by Richard Castle. This was my first Derrick Storm book and I really enjoyed it. It was a short story and I was impressed with the plot line and all twists and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by RMGH
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