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About the Author
Lori Reisenbichler has told stories her whole life, most recently onstage at the Moth and Oral Fixations. She holds an MFA from Spalding University and has served as an editor for the Best New Writing journal. Eight Minutes is her debut novel. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with a charming devil of an architect. They have three grown children. When she’s not writing, she throws dinner parties and cheers way too loudly at sporting events.
- ASIN : B00MYBNZ0A
- Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (February 17, 2015)
- Publication date : February 17, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 723 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 317 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #586,289 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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When I tried describing this book to my roommate, he said, "Whoah, if you can't describe a book or movie in just a few sentences, it's not a good story." And that describes Eight Minutes to a T. I got to a point in the book where I literally couldn't turn one more page because it had gotten so bad. But I wanted to know how it ended, so I tried to google spoilers. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't find any full synopses of this book, until I skipped around a bit to get the gist of how it ends. Now I understand why nobody summarized it on Amazon or GoodReads. Because it is so twisty and turny, and unentertaining, that it's actually difficult to summarize! I honestly can't tell you if this is a psychological thriller about a boy posessed by a spirit, or a boy haunted by a ghost, or a wife/mother who goes a bit mad trying to protect her son, or a wife/mother who goes a bit mad trying to hold her marriage together. Or is it about a man who is haunted by a ghost? Or a man posessed by a ghost? Or spirit? Or soul? WTF?
The story shouldn't be this bad, it just isn't written in a way that makes you care about anybody but the 3-year old.
And I wish I could spoil the end but...I can't without trying to rehash the whole story, and that took me over the character limit when I wrote my last review.
I will say this: This is not the kind of book that's so bad it's good. This is not the kind of book where you don't love the writing, but the story is really good. It's not even the kind of book that redeems itself in the end.
In fact, in the end, even though allllll characters and the audience know what the problem is, there is NO RESOLUTION! Nothing that makes you feel like you waded through 305 pages for a purpose. It ends right before the resolution, but not in a clever way.
All in all, not a great first effort, but if she can get her writing style under control, she has interesting ideas.
I could drum up no interest or sympathy for the whiney wife, her uninterested husband, or even the poor child receiving the messages...... the totally stupid and unbelievable behavior of Kay was just irritating and encouraged me speed read to the really dull ending.
It was very well that the story was related from Shelly's point of view. Just the same, my empathy was not totally lost for the other characters. I very much like the way Shelly fought for her marriage while stealthily (thought without success) pursuing
the answers to her many questions.
I will definitely look for more from this author.
Top reviews from other countries
The outcome is obvious from the very beginning so the 300 pages plus were well padded. I found 'Shel', the main character and voice of the story, to be really annoying. Too whining for me. Maybe I just don't like first person narration, as I found the main character in 'How I Lost You', by Jenny Blackhurst, to be the same. Too much angst and unnecessary thoughts. So unfortunately a 2.5 to 3 star read for me, especially as I paid for it and expected a lot more.