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Broken Bulbs Paperback – January 20, 2009
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Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
"If you truly enjoy reading the latest, force-fed pabulum that can be found on The New York Times best seller list, stay the hell away from Broken Bulbs. However, if you welcome the challenge of tackling something totally authentic, surreal, disturbing and existential (and yes at times downright weird!), I strongly recommend Broken Bulbs. Where else can you find a stream-of-consciousness narrative full of references to such diverse subjects as A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, Peter Brady, Norman Bates, Albert Einstein, Iggy Pop, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Woody Allen, as well as a demented mailman and six-foot-tall hamster wearing a suit (not kidding!)." --Alternative Reel
"Philip Dick would be proud."
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Top Customer Reviews
What I liked:
1. The writing. It was descriptive without being flowery and it matched the tone and the pacing of the story.
2. The editing. Most Indie books are full of errors. It was a nice change to read something that was well-written. I only caught one instance of a missing word.
3. The intrigue. I was thoroughly confused about what was going on, but I was sucked in to the story and kept reading. And I want to know more!
4. The price. I got the Kindle version for free on Amazon. A great way to learn about a new author!
What I didn't like:
1. I'm still not sure what the point of the story is and I have a lot of unanswered questions.
Given that I liked more than I didn't like, I am giving this novella four stars. I think that this author has a lot of potential and I will definitely read more of his work should he publish anything else.
There is such a sense of urgency while reading this book. You know you have to put the book down because the pot is over-boiling, but no way in hell am I putting it down. What if I miss something? That's how I felt reading this book. You live in real time with the story and really feel like if you blink, you just missed what happened!
Review of Characters:
The characters revolted me and made me gag in some parts. Awesome! The way they act, talk and react to situations is exactly how they make you feel as you are reading it. You couldn't help but put yourself in Frank's mind and body. It pulls you in.
Review of Writing:
I enjoyed the writing in this book. It was easy to read even though there was that sense of urgency. There were no parts that made you want to skip it because it brought nothing to the story. Well done.
Review of Editing:
Nicely done, nothing major missing or incorrect.
Review of Cover:
It's nice. Nothing spectacular, but the story takes care of that
This was a fun read for me. I'm really into getting inside people's minds and going through feelings with them, so this hit the spot.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For clarification, I am reposting a review I originally wrote and posted on Goodreads.
The best thing about Wright's novella is the prose voice. Read more
Everybody wants to be or do something in life, and that "something" can sometimes feel nearly impossible to achieve. Read morePublished on July 21, 2013 by Calamus Works
A lot of people are saying that this is kind of complicated to read... I'm sixteen and I don't really find a problem of reading it. I really, really enjoy this. Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by R. Fancher
This book gave the reader very little. Was this person an addict? Was Bonnie a metaphor for drugs? The dealer? You never find out. This read was a thankfully short waste of time.Published on January 26, 2013 by MaryBeth
Dark, twisted and spectacular. As a writer, I appreciate the absolute desperation Eddie Wright conveys here, the need for something -- anything -- and the complete loss of... Read morePublished on January 9, 2013 by tankiesz
The book Broken Bulbs by Eddie Wright was fantastic. It was a very artistically written and is a beautifully dark story. Read morePublished on December 30, 2011 by Indira
I read the reviews, finished the book, and wished I had quit reading after the second page. I kept expecting it to get better and all it did was drag on page after gloomy page.Published on November 29, 2011 by amsunshine
I kept waiting for this book to make sense. It never did, and I finally gave up. I have a paranoid schizophrenic relative that sounds normal compared to the ramblings of this... Read morePublished on November 21, 2011 by Domino