East of Denver - excerpt from 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Entry Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
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The discussion of the original homesteader of the narrator's family farm seemed overdeveloped and extraneous and for me bogged down the narrative. The father's past is described as a means of providing important background; this might be better done by showing rather than telling. Perhaps the father's character is more flushed out later and in a more intriguing manner.
The style is unadorned and direct, perhaps a little cryptic. The dialogue is effective, as are some of the unexpected plot twists, like the discovery of the old school teacher.
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So far, this is my autobiography - well, not quite. I live two hours east of Denver and I enjoyed the rare description of the praries of Colorado- usually, it's the mountains. Read morePublished on June 6, 2011 by Charlemagne
It feels a little strange writing a review of two chapters of a story, but this excerpt definitely does its job: it makes you want to read more. Read morePublished on May 29, 2011 by Porkchop Express