- File Size: 313 KB
- Print Length: 112 pages
- Publication Date: May 26, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01DRBA67U
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #590,368 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse Kindle Edition
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Alas, neither the story nor its post-'apocalyptic' world is ever fleshed out at all. The reader is left in a vacuum trying to follow a series of what seem to be 'wouldn't this be cool!' events that don't hang together to form a coherent story. The characters are thrown into what they believe to be the aftermath of a nuclear attack, yet the narrator et al seem to worry more about one another's sexual orientation than survival. The narrator doesn't even wonder when she's suddenly adopted - for no apparent reason - by a telepathic badger that seems to be her totem spirit. Yet despite the serious flaws, the narrator's voice kept me puzzling through.
The idea was good and the story okay, but the formatting (on Kindle) forgot to indent or put spacing between paragraphs and since it was dialogue driven, it wasn't always easy to see where one person stopped talking and another started up. I can get past bad formatting, but the story has to be stellar and this one was a bit lacking.
For the price, I'd suggest passing.
The writing itself contains a certain level of wit that will have you in stitches. Some of the conversations the characters have with each other are really well handled.
This is a well written, comical look at how to survive an apocalypse and I highly recommend it.
This is my first time in reading a novella and I really enjoyed it. I'll tell you a little bit about the plot without giving too much away. The main character is Kerry, and in some ways the character is someone who all of us can relate to. I could relate to Kerry in that it's very rare that I would wear heels, and it would be just my darn luck that the apocalypse would strike. That's what happens, being caught in awkward situations and trying to make the best of things.
The book has satirical humour throughout which made it an enjoyable read and engaging. What I really liked about it was the development of the characters in such a short story. For example, I started off not liking Tyrone but he quickly became one of my favourite characters and that's when I realised why. In life, there are those that we think we don't like, but as you get to know them and get past all the bravado, you see the real person behind that bravado.
Another favourite character of mine was the badger, he had me in stitches and part of me was secretly praying that nothing bad would happen to this badger.
The final aspect I'd like to cover is the relationship aspect. For me, the dynamics were cleverly written. Not all of us have those locker room moments (I know I never) so it can be confusing when you start to develop feelings for the same sex. The author placed little hints of a possible relationship and developed this throughout the apocalypse, it wasn't suddenly sprung on to the reader, well it wasn't sprung on to me as I knew it was bound to happen.
I saw someone say on social media that this book is unrealistic...that's why it's fiction. It's a short story that you can curl up on the sofa and lose yourself in something that's funny, quirky with a nice twist at the end. If you're having a crappy day or week, then highly recommend this book as a pick me up.
Who hasn't felt all at-sea and incompetent to other people... even if those "competents," well, they really aren't much. Kerry is everywoman, hoping there's no gum in her hair, or dirt on her bum, or dear doG, please, don't have me in heels when the Apocalypse comes!
I love how Kerry grew throughout the story, and finally came into her own.
Read this. Enjoy! Tell. Your. Friends!
I was not sure what to expect when I opened this book, based on the cover and title. Let me say I was surprised at what I found. The characters are super funny, they fit with the plot fabulously, and were exactly what this book needed to make it a good one! There are shopping malls, caves, weddings, and much more that you might not think of happening in your very own apocalypse.
C.H. is a new author for me and I think I will have to dig a bit deeper and see what else is out there from her, and get it all read!
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