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Ersteintrag: 16.04.2013 23:03:10 GMT+02:00
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read, March 30, 2013
By Christopher L Sorensen - See all my reviews
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A beautifully crafted short story about kids growing up in a small town that can longer confine their hostilities. It's worth every penny, although I think the author is sexually confused and might be a homosexual nazi sympathizer.

Veröffentlicht am 21.04.2013 13:45:41 GMT+02:00
5.0 out of 5 stars Look for a Hugo or a Nebula for this story!!!, April 20, 2013
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michael "Michael James Gallagher" (St Bruno, Quebec Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Khe (Kindle Edition)
About 50 pages into this book I had a flashback. I was in my late teens and was reading a book suggested to me by one of my older sisters. The book was `The Left Hand of Darkness' by Ursula K. Le Guin. Other worlds complete with totally invented other cultures and more importantly credible other peoples and individuals. `Khe' may very well be creating a niche deserving of a Nebula or a Hugo. What can I say that has not already been said? Many things, but one in particular: The unusual lives of the women in this book are so deeply felt that it is extraordinary.
Her characters transact their daily lives and in doing so build the fabric of a complex society, containing truly alien rules and regulations. What is startling about her world is its barren simplicity and its gradual, satisfying unravelling of its secrets. The comparisons to Asimov are apt but the depth of personality; especially female personality (which Asimov never got) is more Le Guin.

Veröffentlicht am 27.04.2013 00:24:07 GMT+02:00
Frank Mundo meint:
Gary, the Four-Eyed Fairy and Other Storiesis a collection of 12 short stories for EUR 0,89 -- all previously published in journals and magazines over the last 15 years.

5 stars: An exciting series of short stories which read like a novel

"This is ostensibly a series of short stories, but because of the common theme and character of the narrator J.T. Glass, it feels much more like a novel. The reader is led through a series of situations J.T. finds himself in --- sometimes from childhood, sometimes adolescence, and sometimes adulthood --- and sees those situations through J.T.'s eyes. Those eyes are ironic, intelligent, and full of humor about things that would otherwise be impossible to cope with.

Reading this book is something of an emotional adventure. The situations are so shocking, and so varied, that there's never a point at which you can guess what's coming next. But the heart of the book --- the tone which is maintained throughout --- is kind enough that the ride can be endured, and is worth going on.

Oh, and most importantly. This book is written with an artist's eye (a fact which is hinted at in the very first story). Phrases are used symmetrically, popping up meaning one thing at one moment, and something much richer at another. The language, the pacing, and the mood are all established carefully.

If you ignore the attention poured into it, the end result is a book which reads smoothly and easily. If you care to, though, it's also a book worth studying."
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