- File Size: 161 KB
- Print Length: 14 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 10, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0065R3PY0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,746,034 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I did like the story since I like futurist topics. And not just futuris because something similar happened to me ones. I was awarded with a scholarship to the United State, specifically to Iowa, where tempetures get very low. At a time I got to move to the apartmentes in the college and lived witn an american girl. During some time we were doing just fine living together, but when cold came, we got our diferences, because I used the thermostate higher and she used it lower than me, that time was, shocking. Then in the summer it was worst, she used a fan in our bedroom which was very noisy, and every night I could not slept. since the noise did not let me to sleep my mind used to imegine that I picked up my pillow and I suffocate her. Those days where hallucinated to me, then I move out the apartment.
Ever since, I believe when temperature and noise are combined in the coexistence of people in the sense that it affects one or the other, a lot of things can happen.
I was pleased with this. I enjoyed the mystery that the somewhat cliff-hanger ending left. There are a few possibilities for the source of the incessant tap, tap, tapping. I can't choose just one that I'd like to see as the cause.
As a first venture into Rose's work, I feel it was a good move on my part. I won't hesitate to read more in the future.
The story that unfolds owes a great deal to Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." Besides just the tap-tap-tapping that Jane hears aboard her desolate ship after her crime, there is a tonal similarity that lends a good bit of ominous atmosphere to the piece. The majority of the chills stem from Jane's psyche. She seems more than just a little cracked, perhaps made so by the desolation of solitary space travel. The time we spend in her rationalizing mind is quite disturbing. She is clearly intelligent and can see many possible angles for how her deed can be discovered and smart enough to plot around it. Yet, her motives for the act itself seem trite and superficial (or at least left open to interpretation), giving her a real unsettling persona. You cannot trust this character, and because everything happens within her own paranoid and crumbling mind, the tension builds tightly.
Overall, the writing is tight and well-edited, the mood is dark, and the story is effective and unnerving.
Similar themes are visited as well, such as being haunted by the man you killed (the beating heart) and an element I won't give away from Michael K. Rose's story. Overall, this was an enjoyable read. It was a little short and I wouldn't have minded having a little more backstory. I'm interested to try Mr. Rose's novels. If I like them too, perhaps you may hear about it!
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