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The Man Who Murdered Himself: A Short Story by [Fulda, Nancy]
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Length: 12 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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About the Author

Nancy Fulda has won at least three awards for her fiction; possibly more, depending on how you count them.  She is a trained computer scientist, the mother of three children, an incurable dance fan, and the author of nearly two dozen short stories.  She is frantically working on her first full-length novel.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1386 KB
  • Print Length: 12 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: December 30, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055HFNAU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,258 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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A very short story, I found the entire premise really riveting. It was almost horrifying to think of the misery Kyle must experience in his every day life, and you could feel his pain and agony in the story. I felt the writing flowed well, although there were a few places where the word choices felt a bit unnatural, almost as if a thesaurus had been consulted. It wasn't a big detraction, but it did give it somewhat of a temporarily stilted feel to the voice in my head. Although the entire concept was incredibly fascinating, the ending was a bit disappointing to me. It felt predictable, and I wondered what Kyle had expected to happen. Without giving anything away, with the way the doctor had explained the process, I kept waiting for Kyle to question that very possibility, but he never did. Perhaps it was his excitement that prevented him from asking, but he seemed to question other aspects of the procedure. The abruptness of the ending also caught me a bit by surprise, but it worked with the story.

Overall, a great short story that is both thought-provoking and satisfying.
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Tired of his life, embittered and full of self-loathing for his physical deformities and scars, Kyle is pushed to the edge by a desperate longing to look normal, healthy, and even perfect. He approaches a new doctor, someone who might actually have a cure for his disease. As he single-mindedly pursues this illegal cure, Kyle doesn't consider how this change will affect his life beyond surface appearance, never questioning what he will have to forfeit for such gain. I did see this outcome coming, but that made it no less unsettling as it unfolded. This is a disturbing read that combines a feeling of emotional horror and dread with a strong sense of futility and of sadness for Kyle and his predicament.
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Very well-written story based on an interesting concept. Short and straight-forward, it grabs you quickly and doesn't let go until the surprising conclusion. Reminded me a bit of the movie The Presitige, and the questions raised by it. If you're looking for a quick, thought-provoking read, give this one a try. Well done.
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This is quite a disturbing short story about a man with neurofibromatosis. Kyle had so many surgeries as a child that when he found his baby pictures, he burned them. He was full of self-loathing.

Kyle eventually meets a Dr. Sorenson who claims to have a cure for Kyle's disease. This is not a tried and true medical procedure that is in use, but an experimental one and has not been approved for use in humans. Dr. Sorenson has used this only on laboratory mice and rats. He and Kyle agree to go ahead with the treatment.

I felt very bad for Kyle in this story and especially the ending which was so abrupt that I didn't like it. I didn't see that particular ending coming, so I was a bit surprised. The story is well-written, though, and the science is believable. It sounds convincing to a non-scientist at least. It's short and can be read in ten minutes or so, and has good entertainment value.
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This was a good short story that is perfect to read during your lunch break at work - it's about a 5-10 minute or so read that is entertaining.

Without having a spoiler, I can tell you this: the author does a good job of quickly grabbing your attention, and is able to get you to visualize the various scenes / scenarios of a twisted scientist conducting rogue research. The ending was a little different and while not a serious or "weighty" subject matter for a short story it served its purpose: a short and enjoyable read.
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