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- Publisher: 2Buffalo Publishing; 1 edition (August 14, 2014)
- Publication Date: August 14, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00MRHG5TO
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One of my personal favorites in the collection was "Restaurants are Rated Out of Four Stars" - a gorgeous little palate cleanser of a story with a hero that offers no apologies for how he chooses to experience the world, then finds out that maybe there's still more to learn. It's been previously released, but still worth the price of admission. As far as "Blutnacht," I can't say enough good things - it's almost like "Interview with the Vampire" met "Inglorious Basterds," except in short story form. This is definitely one that I hope will someday be expanded into a larger book. There's just so much more there!
One potentially jarring note is the inclusion of a theatrical script in the collection. I'd rather see it live, but once you get used to the format, it's well worth a read.
Oh, and in the interest of full disclosure, a free copy of this eBook was provided in exchange for an honest review. While this book might not be something I'd have chosen off the shelf, I'm glad I read it, and hope to see more from this author.
Some of the sci-fi stories were too technical and lost me in the detail. The majority of the fantasy though was pretty much fantastic. "Sweetheart", "Blutnacht" and "The Seven Year Glitch" were the BEST three of the bunch. "Sweetheart" especially is the most original and "Blutnacht" is more like a short film than a short story - so much action, so much emotion. I loved it. While (no spoilers, I promise), "The Seven Year Glitch" reminded me of the movie "Push." An excellent set up and you just want more by the time it's over. "Ace in the Hole", "A Step Ahead" and "Haute Mess" were well written but I didn't love or hate them.
The only story I felt was out of place was "Restaurants." I like how this appeals to the senses. It has really great descriptions in. Interesting to have a contemporary-sounding love story from the POV of a privileged white dude when every other story is not contemporary and has a much more diverse cast of characters. Good read, but it was random. Overall, I'd recommend it! Brody has a wonderful imagination. You won't be disappointed.
DISCLAIMER: A free copy of this eBook was provided in exchange for an honest review
Two pieces stand out for me.
"Blutnacht" follows a vampire, taken prisoner by the Nazi SS in World War II. The camps are an easy hunting ground for a creature who thrives on death, but in the end, even the vampire is repulsed by the massive scale of the evil being perpetrated. The way the vampire decides to strike back is an emotionally striking piece of writing.
The other standout piece, "Sweetheart", is a first-person account of a robot servant/sex slave. After being given sentience by a rogue hacker, the robot embarks on a quest for self-understanding, self-actualization, self-empowerment, and self-identity. How the robot develops, and how society evolves to deal with other robots similarly "upgraded", make for fascinating reading.
Clever writing and interesting ideas make for a book well worth your attention.
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