- File Size: 315 KB
- Print Length: 86 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Flying Body Press (January 1, 2016)
- Publication Date: January 1, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0190IZ2PU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #302,994 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Do Anything - A Mysterious Science Fiction Tale Kindle Edition
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Seriously though, I too look at these reviews when evaluating new authors, so I'm going to shoot you straight: you really can't go wrong with buying Smitherd's stuff. There's one drum I keep pounding in reviews for his work and its this: he has great originality. He writes great stories that don't feel like something else you've already read before with just some new paraphrasing.
Take this collection, it's considerably more sci-fi than some of his other work, but that's ok, it doesn't seem forced or out of place. And like he himself acknowledges in the afterward, it's not sci-fi that's hard to read with names consisting only of vowels. It's just stories about everyday people, who happen to be experiencing sci-fi type occurrences.
And plus, his work is cheap!! Seriously, how can you pass up a handful of bucks for great stories. That's definitely another plus with Smitherd. I see a lot of new authors on "top ten/hot" lists, but when I look up their work it's twelve bucks! I'm not gonna pay 12 bucks for a download of an unproven author.
Buy this collection. Then go buy his other stuff, you won't be disappointed.
If I could give half stars I would give it a 4.5, mainly due to length, 84 pages is not a lot for $2.99. However just because it is short doesn't mean that it doesn't deliver. It will definitely leave you wanting to discuss the book with others. I would highly recommend it for a book club, for there are a lot of great discussions waiting at the end of the book.
Also I would highly recommend reading the rest of Smitherd's other books. Each one is an incredible read. Smitherd is definitely a hidden gem in the literary world and I would also like to point out that he is in the running for Audiobook of the Year 2015 (UK) for The Stone Man, competing with the likes of J.K. Rolwing and Stephen King.
In this book we stroll into the garden with a pretty average happy young couple with pretty average happy little lives. By the time we leave the garden these young people have the most extraordinary new circumstance to deal with. Can they Do Anything to put things right? Will they? Can they ever have their average happy little lives as an average happy young couple again?
Next we enter the life of a young boy at a turning point in his life. Unfortunately for him, he has no understanding of this, dismisses it, and continues on in a life that keeps turning. Intense, mysterious and shocking.
Reading Smitherd's work is seriously a vacation for the mind, and you will not want to return to reality so soon. I always make sure I have the time to read his books from cover to cover in one sitting, even if it requires sleepless nights. He is that good. Read this!
In Closure, Gary and Carla are a normal, loving couple. Something completely abnormal happens and Gary must decide if he will Do Anything to make things right again. What he has to do makes him question his long-held belief system and his definition of morality.
In Your Name is in the Book, the people of the world are finally given the opportunity to live in peace and prosperity, but some must pay a high price if they don't meet the standards of the new world.
Both stories have a surreal feeling about them. Things are happening to the characters that they can't quite believe, and to the author's credit, readers can easily put themselves into the shoes of the characters and understand the terrible choices they must make. It is quite discomforting to picture yourself in their situations and wonder what choices you would make. Would you really Do Anything to get what you needed at the expense of others?
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