Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
One More Victim Paperback – August 20, 2012
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Discover what to read next through the Amazon Book Review. Learn more.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
This book starts out with Greg being a 5 year old child woke up by a strong thunderstorm. He walks in the living room of his home and sees his father holding a flashlight looking out into the night sky.
Greg has a father and a step-mother but his real mother died a couple of years ago during a different thunderstorm that had a tornado with the storm. Greg talks about the storm to others but not his father. Greg remembers the storm but is sad that he does not remember the mother who died in the storm.
Greg is a little bit of a weird child. He goes through people's trash for treasures. Greg find some amazing stuff. After the storm Greg builds a hut so help hide some of his treasures. While there one day Greg has an unexpected visitor, Kathy.
Greg shares some of his treasures with Kathy and that starts everything in motion.
This book covers so much in the few pages that it is just a great read. This book can be read in less than an hour but it is an hour well spent. I have not read anything by this author before but I look forward to some of his additional work in the future.
Having said that, there were a couple things in the beginning that I didn't really favor, the poetry being one. It felt a bit gratuitous. As did the scene with Dale, even though it was quite brief. I can see how it all fit, but it just didn't work for me. There was also something about Greg that I just couldn't feel connected to him. Those were really the only things that kept me from absolutely loving this short long story. (Sorry, Randy, not sure what more I can say; maybe it's just me).
The writing is otherwise superbe. I'll definitely be checking out more of Attwood's tales.
One More Victim--a tale of innocence lost and timeless love, woven into the fabric of ironic connections and overlapping lives with unpredictable and tragic consequences. A haunting, emotional, moving and memorable love story.
The Saltness of Time--a spooky tale in the ethereal atmosphere of a Kansas blizzard unfolds as a stranger reveals a tale to four stranded college students. The story time travels a century into the past of tortured and guilt-ridden lives, seeking resolution and redemption.
Blue Kansas Sky--A glimpse inside the mind of adolescent boys in a pool hall of a small town where a sudden revelation of a truthful insight is revealed--just a moment too late.
Innocent Passage--Another tale of innocence lost, as two adventurous boys discover tragic hidden secrets and their own true nature . . . that boys will be boys.
Each of these stories share the common element of being set in Kansas, as Attwood reveals his roots, and his wonderful ability to weave a compelling tale. Kansas is not a cozy place. Nor a comfortable place to hide from life . . . No, not from the inundating Flint Hills to the quiet prairie, where the spacious sky meets the horizon to merge into a blurred edge of blowing dust, or gathering storm clouds. Kansas is so vast, so spacious, that you realize your terrifying insignificance . . . a mere speck of a soul in the vastness of ancient seas . . . now frozen in time . . . a place of lethal weather extremes and lonely roads that disappear in the distance . . . beckoning you to come . . . explore me--I will amaze you.
It leaves me wondering though about the title....One more victim:
Is the victim Greg as he loses the love of his life? Is it Kathy and her life that ended too soon? Can it be the unnamed child? Mr or Mrs Schmidt? Greg's dad? Maybe Anna. I don't know.
Maybe "one more" tells us that there are many?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Published by: R.A.
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"One More Victim" by Randy...Read more