Monday, January 17, 2011

500th Post and an Evil Scheme


First I'd like to thank everyone who has read this blog and my last 499 hit or miss posts. What I like about having this blog is I can look back and see my evolution as a writer.

So as a writer, I have come up with an Evil Scheme. I've almost got my free ebook ready to post on Smashwords and Kindle, so I thought I'd look at other free ebooks and review them, generating interest in free ebooks. The second phase in my Evil Scheme is to release my free ebook and then the fourth phase is to rule the world. I'm thinking something is missing in this plan but I'm not sure what.

Here is my first ebooks review. This review will be a little different than a “Traditional” book review as it will address several things that critics have said about self-published ebooks in general.

STAGES OF INVISIBILITY
by
H.D. Timmons


Price: Free
Availability: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/37720
Length: 1107 words (This is obviously a short story not a book)
Ebook Description: For anyone who has felt they were vanishing from existence.
Formating Quality: Very Good.
Spelling and Grammar: I saw no glaring problems that would take me out of the story.

Review:
Stages of Invisibility is a quick short story told in the first person about a man who is being ignored by everyone around him and draws the obvious conclusion, that he is slowly turning invisible. The idea is not unique and luckily Timmons doesn't overdo the telling of that part of it and focuses on showing through examples how the man interacts with the other people in his life as he turns invisible.

It is a fun little story and at 1107 words obviously doesn't aim for any depth in the characters, moods, or settings. If you take it for what it is, a quick fun read, and aren't looking more it is very enjoyable.

The author H.D. Timmons says he has more works in progress. I look forward to seeing how he handles longer in-depth stories.

By Darrell B. Nelson author of Alien Thoughts

1 comment:

Honkmofo said...

Cool! And Congratulations on the 500th post!