- File Size: 235 KB
- Print Length: 85 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: August 28, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0756S4ZD8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,549,239 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Crane.Wife: A Cyberpunk Tale Kindle Edition
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I didn't know what cyberpunk was when I first started reading Crane.Wife. But I have read John's writing before and I trust him to take me on an emotional ride sprinkled with humor and action. Crane.Wife delivers on all fronts for a story of it's length (82 pages). I was attached to the characters and their goals immediately.
To me, this story was about hope, breaking free, love and loss. By the last page, I was surprised and satisfied, but also longing for more. John is adept in his story-telling, weaving dialogue, exposition, and emotion into a strong voice from start to finish. I highly recommend this book, even if you don't know what cyberpunk is. Thank you for the great read!
However, Crane.Wife is a game changer for me. It went above and beyond as far as delivering on the emotional side of the literary spectrum, where I happily reside. There may or may not have been loads of screaming, crying, laughing, and gasping… all by me. I was emotionally invested in the characters from the beginning and rode the roller coaster of feels right along with them.
I do realize that it isn’t just about the feels and let me take a moment to gush on the world building. I have read some SciFi/Fantasies in my super rare genre hop where they over reach and take world building to an annoying place. Crane.Wife was unique and fresh, but wasn’t bogged down with annoying details that detract from the meat of the story. It was well placed without being overdone and that is a welcome find in the SciFi/Fantasy genre.
Technically speaking, I am often quite picky. Head hopping and word echoes are incredibly frustrating and detract from the story and are HUGE literary pet peeves. Crane.Wife was technically clean and well written.
This piece was an absolute pleasure to read and I’d highly recommend, even if you aren’t typically a fan of CyberPunk or SciFi/Fantasy… kinda like me.
I’m trying really hard not to give spoilers away because part of the magic that drew me in, was how the author weaves the story in such a way that when it ends, you know you should have seen that coming, yet somehow you didn’t.
There are aspects of the story that have untapped potential – but these were based more on my personal curiosity about the history of the world the story is set in, rather than the story needing more depth. It has plenty of depth, and played with my emotions as though I was a violin in the hands of a maestro.
The poignant ending of "Crane. Wife" had me in tears, deeply satisfied with the way the story ended, and hopeful of more to come, as I believe there will be sequels!