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There is One of Everything in the World
 
 

There is One of Everything in the World [Kindle Edition]

A.T. MacDonnacha

Kindle-Preis: EUR 3,75 Inkl. MwSt. und kostenloser drahtloser Lieferung über Amazon Whispernet


Produktbeschreibungen

Kurzbeschreibung

Many years after flooding wipes out most of the life on Earth, Haiyugen and his son, Baboogen, are lost at sea.

The island they come from has the last remaining people in the world on it, but the ocean is immense and their island is like a drop of water in it.

Will they ever see their family and friends again?

The father and son set out on an epic adventure to make their way home that will give them enough stories to last a lifetime.

Take some time out to read a stunning debut novel from an inspirational, young writer.

Produktinformation

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 388 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 198 Seiten
  • Verlag: Little Boy Blue Productions; Auflage: 1 (20. November 2012)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B00AAKZNK2
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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Mehr über den Autor

As a brief biography, I've spent a good part of my life travelling around the world, experiencing life in all its shapes and forms. I studied English at university, as well as economic science.

I like the creative aspect of language, but my soul cannot survive on creativity alone. I need the groundedness of trade and dealing with people to form a part of my working life. I think you'll find both elements in my writing.

I have worked in more jobs and in more places than I can remember. I hope the spirit of all the people I have met in my life is reflected in my writing. If that is the case, the books will be good. You can be the judge of how well that has been achieved.

"There is One of Everything in the World" is the first book I've written. I have been too busy pursuing life until now to be able to dedicate the necessary time to writing. I read a lot as a child and for whatever reason, I find myself coming full circle at this stage in my life with the desire to write whenever I can.

The book will form part of a series that should deepen in themes as it progresses. It should always be readable purely as a fun, adventure story. If you can take anything else from it, that is a bonus.

Time is precious. It is far and away the most important gift that you have been given in life. If there is something important that you should be doing, go out and do it. If you have done all the important things that you had to do today, then take some time to read this book.

I appreciate every minute you spend reading my book and I hope you will appreciate the hours spent writing it!

Happy reading!

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Perfect Fare for Little Philosophers! 20. Dezember 2012
Von Conor - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Von Amazon bestätigter Kauf
Firstly, I must say I find it bizarre that the above, very dismissive, review was posted by someone who failed even to finish the book.

That being said, here's my tuppenceworth... Many great works of literature are based on journeys of exile and return, from the greatest poem of all, Homer's 'Odyssey' (which I had the pleasure of studying in Greek this semester), to The Hobbit. These stories make us ask deeper questions about life, its purpose and direction. 'There is One of Everything in the World' is an attempt to introduce the genre of 'journey literature' to a younger generation, who are very much in need of literature that makes them ask the 'big questions'. It achieves this goal in a way that is original, quirky, funny and wise. Not many books for young people will hint at sources as diverse as medieval Irish 'immram' tales (the 'Navigatio Sancti Brendani'), the Book of Exodus ('a stranger in a strange land'), and Arab reflections on sea-travel (Amru bin al-As). These references are light touches, however, and the overall tone is humorous and fun, with some vivid characterisation (the character of Glic is particularly well-drawn). Scenes to do with drinking and eating are particularly well-described, which add to the atmosphere of fellowship (think of Tolkien's descriptions of the hobbits' feasts).

As I read this, I kept thinking that I would have really loved this book as a young teenager, when I was something of a dreamer. This book would suit any young person who likes to read good, thought-provoking stories.
4.0 von 5 Sternen Great Story with Great Characters! 9. März 2014
Von This Kid Reviews Books - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Baboogan and his father, Haiyugen, lived on an island. The place they, and the others they lived with, thought was the only habitable place in the world after the Great Floods happened. Now they are lost at sea. Angry for being banished to the other side of the island for being outspoken and disagreeable, Baboogan and Haiyugen left the island. Then they got completely lost when they sailed through a terrible storm. That is, until they beach on a strange island. To their amazement, the strange island had people on it. There, they meet a man who has a map that shows the world before the great floods, and may have Haiyugen and Baboogan’s island marked on it. They see if they can find a crew who will sail with them, following the winds and waves, to who-knows-where; maybe back to Haiyugen and Baboogan’s island or maybe to new wondrous worlds, or maybe just getting them hopelessly lost.

I like the dystopian feel to this story. The Great Floods idea is pretty unique (the story isn’t about Noah’s Ark – it mentions electricity in the prologue, and there are modern things in the book, too, so it happens in “modern” times). I like Haiyugen. He’s a pretty cool guy and I like how logical he is. Glic (the guy with the map) is another character that stuck out for me. The islands the crew journey to are very unique (one has 12-inch high people on it!) and interesting (one has only birds on it!). The story had a Jules Verne/Odyssey feel to it. The places the characters visited were described vividly and Mr. MacDonnacha made them pretty believable. Mr. MacDonnacha has a great writing style, the story didn’t drag at all. One part of the plot that rang a little odd to me was there was hardly any conflict among the crew on the ship. They were wandering around the sea, it seems like a good place to put some conflict, but that’s just my opinion. I think this is a great book for kids that love sci-fi/dystopian adventures! I’d readily read the next book in this series.
*NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
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1.0 von 5 Sternen One of these is enough 9. Dezember 2012
Von Nate D. - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Von Amazon bestätigter Kauf
I'm sorry to say this, but it is clear that this is the author's first attempt at a novel. I managed to read up to chapter 5, about a quarter of the way through the book, but just could not find the motivation to continue. Because I did not finish, I will not post a synopsis.

This book was greatly lacking plot structure. Scenes blended together, becoming one long narrative lacking any action or dialogue. Don't forget the old adage: show, don't tell. There was no recognizable antagonist or conflict in general which is why I decided to put this down. There was also no moment when the characters reached the point of no return. The lack of action and conflict causes this prose to drag which leads me to another small criticism, the character names. I understand this is set in the distant future with a culture drastically different from any I know, but not being able to confidently pronounce these names added turbulence to an already upset flow.

The other indication of this being a first novel was the formatting, or lack there of. Call me old fashioned (hah, with a Kindle) but I appreciate indentations, not one of which is to be found in this book, which also lacks an interactive TOC or any interactive links for that matter. No, this has nothing to do with the quality of the writing, but it is an indication of the effort put into the formatting.

I'm sorry if this comes off as brutal, but I think there are probably other books out there more worthy of the $0.99.

To the author, I will say it was a valiant first effort and you did manage to hook me with the first page. Learning about plot structure will greatly improve your writing as well as learning to balance exposition, summary, and dialogue in such a way to create interesting prose that drives your audience on and on through to the end of the book. And let's not overlook the fact that you did finish writing a novel. Keep at it!
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