- File Size: 228 KB
- Print Length: 72 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 21, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00SL6Y88K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #115 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Teen & Young Adult
- #195 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
- #557 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Literature & Fiction
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Peter masterfully uses the distance between psychology and sociology to craft a story that asks you to consider if one person's individual feelings of responsibility can overcome a world of evidence illustrating the human race is immature.
After reading "Hello Word" I believe we should put Cawdron on the list of who to call if ET ever does show up. He's thought it over, he has figured out a number of ways that might actually happen (none of them dreamed up by Hollywood), and I, for one, think we should hand the phone . . . or semaphore flags, or hazmat suit, or directions to the communications device they have us build, or ladder to descend into the pit with Stella . . . however that plays out, I think we should turn it all over to Cawdron. Oh and give him whatever protection he asks for on earth. ;-)
This is a short, short which is both good and bad--mostly good. I find myself fully vested in full length books, to the point of neglecting things I really should attend. Suffice to say, my hubby realizes he will be cooking for himself for at least 24 hours, and feeding the cat, when he sees a new Cawdron on my iPad. So short stories are good. I get to soak up a good story by a favorite author, but I'm not "gone" too long. Just a litte mini vacation . . . feet up, a cupa, snuggle in, good-read-in-hand . . . almost a good as a get-away, without the luggage and less expensive.
While I'm not a huge fan of short stories, it's nice to pick one up just to ease my craving for reading a bit. This was a very short, so I did not expect it to be so good. Don't get me wrong, Peter constantly delivers great work, but short stories are tough because you just can't get enough development in. While this was a very quick read, the amount packed in made it feel more like a full novel. This work is excellent.
The characters seem wooden and not very true to life, the story seems rushed and contrived and the ending, if you can call it that, seems a bit preposterous. This would be a good story for a comic book but it really needs a lot of refinement and expansion to stand on its own as great science fiction. You get the feeling Peter Cawdron wrote this in a couple hours a long while back while sipping coffee at Starbucks. Not that this story is going to keep me from reading his other stuff. I was too impressed by Galactic Exploration to be swayed by one subpar offering.
back? ok.... I'm deducting one star ONLY because the second half of the story left me a bit unsatisfied. I realize he doesn't have to write to satisfy me. And, like I said, he's a great writer. but I wanted the end to be extended a bit more. It felt abrupt.
So my advice is to read this, enjoy it, and just give the abruptness at the end a forgiving pass. Caldron really is one of the best writers out there today, and I think its kind of a backwards compliment to say that i wanted more writing in the last portion of the book.
anyways, sorry Peter, but that is my honest assessment.
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Another great story though, and I'm thrilled to have read it.
As soon as I hit send I'm going g to see what else he's got!
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