Unhinged: A Micro-Read Kindle Edition
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- Publication Date : June 2, 2020
- Word Wise : Enabled
- File Size : 472 KB
- Print Length : 15 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B089LGHPZJ
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,439,682 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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John starts with I'm going to tell you a story type of attitude, and then BAM, you are right beside the boys. The set up is perfect. I don't want to spoil this one, but it worth your time, especially if this is your first John Podlaski book.
His style of writing enlists all the reader's senses. I liked this passage a lot as I could relate to the building tension rising like a meteor.
"The immense screen contributed to the realistic scene, almost like being a character in the movie. Captivated, both teens smiled broadly.
Thirty minutes later, screams echoed from vehicles behind them; the shrieks were mostly women, but a few men howled too in response to the movie. The boys considered this film uncharted territory, as previous horror movies like Godzilla, King Kong, The Blob, and The Mummy seemed more fake and humorous rather than scary. This movie, though, terrified them, as they both genuinely believed something like a zombie apocalypse could happen, even at the drive-in. Their anxiety levels spiked as the sounds of car doors locking and windows closing diminished the volume of scared screams from other patrons. Both felt extremely vulnerable out in the open. At the halfway point, a frazzled Jerry and Nick reacted to any sound heard behind them."
A great short. You'll get a sense of the writing talent of John Podlaski. I am a big fan and highly recommend this for teens and beyond.
The truth is – this guy can write his buns off! This cute short **jule** took me 15 minutes to read and when I had to put it aside to take an important phone call, I found myself rushing through the call just to get back to finish it.
I don’t ever bother detailing what a story is all about (I mean, that’s what the blurb is for on Amazon), but, what I will dig deep into here, is letting you know that this Micro Read is so well-written and so good! I found not one single editing issue and the quick (and very interesting) story line … amaze-balls all the way! I felt like that 14-yr old kid running for his life! (That’s the only tease you’re getting from me, by the way.)
The one fault I found with the book was – he left me wondering what happened to Nick, the other kid in the story. I wondered, ‘How did this all end up with Jerry as the only main character?’ But, it was still a great read in spite of that missing detail.
Author, you got me believing in the bogeyman again! Thanks for nothing! LOL! Great job!
Its funny how the imagination can run rampant and John hits the ball out of the park with his interpretation of what happened to two boys hired at a drive in to clean up the place after each showing. While watching a movie "Night of the Living Dead" the author (John) describes what a frightening experience that was from the boys' perspective. I kept a smile on my face because the story described what I went through watching horror movies. John was able to describe the feelings that come with being terrified which I could totally relate to. And then they pretended when they talked to one another the next day, that none of it really happened. That is classic macho behavior.
Overall, it was a short and fun read which was totally relatable.
The author does a fabulous job of making you feel as if you are right there with these two boys as they work their butts off to earn a free movie only to get more than what they bargained for. It's a quick read, but it's definitely worth it. :-)
This was a goodly story. Well written only for the fact that there was too much use of the past participle at one stage. Otherwise, I enjoyed it.