- File Size: 3224 KB
- Print Length: 347 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Stray Dog Press, Inc. (May 29, 2011)
- Publication Date: May 29, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0053DU68U
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,423 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This story could have been told in about 1/4 the length and been just as, if not more, effective. The premise of the story is good and very unique, but the climax that is built up to throughout the story is kind of anti-climactic when you get there. The author seems to have a good grasp of the English language and can spell (a refreshing change), but just seems to add a lot of filler into the story that doesn't add a lot of detail.
I didn't appreciate the digs towards the end of the story about Republicans and gun owners. I'm not sure if this was an intentional agenda or just the author's personal politics creeping into the story.
Mr. Flynn, leave out the politics and gun views, shorten it up, and I will read more of your stuff. But if this is your way to push your politics (no matter the view, I don't pick sides), forget it, I'm out. There is enough politics in the news every day, no matter who you watch, and I read fiction to take a little break from it.
But somewhere along the way Shepherdton's exclusivity and obsession with only admitting the right sort of student angered the wrong people. And their next step was foreshadowed by the appearance of hundreds of envelopes bearing the phrase, "Still coming."
The idea for this story was the most unique I have ever read. I have to say, the very idea of an army of rejected college applicants threatening to converge on the campus that refused them in the first place is terrifying. High school over-achievers do not suffer failure, it isn't hard to imagine them snapping and demanding justice.
There are many twists to the story, and not everyone is what they first seem. In fact, only the college president seems to present the same face throughout the book. This is in perfect keeping with her character.
The only real quibble I have with it is the way the peeping tom story line wrapped up - it was too neat and rather anticlimactic. Since that wasn't the major plotline in the book, it wasn't an irritation - more like a wish for more.
And really, that is what makes someone a good author - when they make you wish for more.
I got this book for free, but it was definitely something I would have paid for.
Having voiced those minor criticisms, it is a very good read with a really different story line. Plus, it was offered free for the Kindle as an introduction to Mr. Flynn's writing. He has written better books but I don't think anyone will be disappointed if this is their first read of his.