- File Size: 359 KB
- Print Length: 56 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (May 7, 2009)
- Publication Date: May 7, 2009
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002AJ7X2C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #433,351 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Serial Kindle Edition
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I can understand why some people disliked the story, but the blurb is pretty clear about th ekind of book it is. They received fair warning.
The story was exciting throughout and very well-paced. Towards the end, I was on te edge of my seat wondering who would win/how it would end. Perfect ending in my opinion. I hope the authors collaborate again.
I couldn't help notice that the reviews posted by the both of you seemed at the same time to be somewhat arrogant with a tinge of facetiousness thrown in. It is rather hard to tell if you are really being serious in your statements about this book being "Perhaps too disturbing" and containing "horrific thrills". I can only assume that you are attempting campy type advertising to accompany a campy type story. Regardless, your warnings are laughable and again without knowing if your sentiments are meant to be genuine or humorous, I can't say for sure how I feel about them.
Anyway, I guess I am spoiled by the likes of Ramsey Campbell, Clive Barker, David J. Schow, Rick Hautala, Neil Gaiman etc. and the incredible stories they weave. I read a massive amount of horror and speculative fiction. Some bad and some good. What I find in common about the good horror fiction is that the blood and splatter come secondary to the underlying story rather than being the primary source of the story. I still remember the first time I read Salem's Lot. Even as an adult, I had to keep my light on for a while because what Stephen King had written was so utterly terrifying . To me, the aforementioned authors are masters at the suspension of disbelief.
Serial comes essentially nowhere close to being either a good story or particularly scary. It has what I would call indulgent descriptions of brutal acts that, while giving the reader a good understanding of the sheer depravity of the characters, does not lend much to the overall character development. Who are Donaldson and Lucy and why do they kill?Read more ›
This little story was an experiment by two authors, Blake Crouch and Jack Kilborn AKA J.A. Konrath. They decided to write this in 3 parts. Kilborn wrote part 1, Crouch wrote part 2 and they both collaborated on part 3 via e-mail. What we are left with is an edge of your seat slasher story that seems perfect to be made into a movie (which I now heard it has been optioned for).
The first part sets up the story of psycho #1, the second sets up psycho #2 and of course, #3 is where they meet for a showdown. What happens is a race to see who will outsmart who and who will walk away from it alive. I only was left wishing there was much more to the story as it was just too short to have any real character developement.
Now Kilborn and Crouch have expanded the story to Serial: Uncut, which is supposed to be the full length novel. But they they came out with more. Killers. Then Killers: Uncut . Then Birds of Prey, Truck Stop, Bad Girl. Each one saying it was the "must read backstory" or "the complete story" . Then came Serial Killers: uncut. This is supposed to be the REAL complete novel. I hope so. Honestly, I kinda felt like I was being set up to keep buying more downloads. Luckily, they have been offering them free on amazon off and on and I think I actually got the whole "epic" as they refer to it. The idea for this is a great one, but I wish they would have just made it in its entire story at once.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very cool story. Thought it was gritty but loved the fact they both meet their demise at the end. Good read.Published 24 days ago
This was my first Kindle book, and I LOVED it! I made my parents and husband read it!! Great job JackPublished 2 months ago by HbC
Addictive and disturbing in a quick read. Give this one your time. It will stay with you.Published 3 months ago by Jennifer A. Jordan
An intriguing premise: two serial killers happen upon each other and cancel each other's checks. The sadism practically drips from the pages, inventively, but enough truly IS... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Viewster
Too short, you just start getting into it then it's over. I have read much better by these authors. Disappointed.Published 5 months ago by Kindle Customer
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