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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Fun little story

Good for steampunk fans. Good characters and atmosphere, nice action. More of a thriller than a mystery though. Look forward to the next story.

posted by TheNonePercent on January 12, 2012

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

And They Called Her Spider by Michael Coorlim is a fun short rea

And They Called Her Spider by Michael Coorlim is a fun short read. I'm not much for mystery or crime novels, but this was pretty enjoyable.
The story goes that there is a skilled asassin doing unbelievable acts of gymnastics and dance then amazing escapes all in the act...
And They Called Her Spider by Michael Coorlim is a fun short read. I'm not much for mystery or crime novels, but this was pretty enjoyable.
The story goes that there is a skilled asassin doing unbelievable acts of gymnastics and dance then amazing escapes all in the act of killing seemingly random targets. The two detectives for hire, Bartelby and James, are brought on the case. Bartelby is something of a fanboy of the Spider as the assassin has come to be calledl and his partner is somewhat anoyed to be one step behind him.
I didn't much care for the transitions. They were somewhat abrupt giving the piece a kind of "Law and Order" kind of feel to it. It worked to move the story along, but I didn't much care for it.
Still overall I was fsirly entertained and interested in what was going to happen next (even though I don't much like crime novels, I love Law and Order).
I'm giving this three stars.

posted by sporkdelis on May 1, 2012

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  • Posted April 11, 2012

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    James and Bartleby are wonderful characters! I love this style a

    James and Bartleby are wonderful characters! I love this style and time period … very Holmes and Watson, which I adore! The story was great, it had mystery and some darkness to it, but a bit of humor in the way these two men interact with each other and the changing world around them made the whole thing very entertaining! It is a very short story, I would love to know more about them and their lives and what will happen next! I can’t wait to read more!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2012

    Fun little story

    Good for steampunk fans. Good characters and atmosphere, nice action. More of a thriller than a mystery though. Look forward to the next story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2012

    Good Start

    "And They Called Her Spider" is an interesting enough start for a mystery series. The characters are distinct and compelling, particularly the interaction between the two main characters - I think that this shows a lot of promise, and I see a lot of cool ways this series can go in future stories.

    I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 just because I thought it could use a little more characterization. I realize that it's a short story but I just want more.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2012

    4 STARS A Bartleby and James Adventure 1 It's a nice short detec

    4 STARS
    A Bartleby and James Adventure 1
    It's a nice short detective story. I would love to see it longer.
    detectives James Wainwright and Alton Bartleby are the two central characters.
    Alton is a rich member of the ton and James is a smart, loner that wants no one to come in his lab and distrube him. Even his partner Alton who built it for him in his basement. They are interesting and play off each other well.
    I like the characters and would like to see more of them in action. Easy to follow the story.
    I was given this ebook to read and asked in return to give honest review from Librarything.
    Published by PoMoCo Press Published: Dec. 22, 2011

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 15, 2014

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    Enjoyed the book. A good ending.

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  • Posted February 26, 2014

    Cool short story. The author has a great voice and the text was

    Cool short story. The author has a great voice and the text was well edited. I liked the two main characters, Bartleby and James, so different from one another but great chemistry. :) 

    There is also a fantastic black and white drawing round the middle of the story, showing Spider in action. I didn't expect it and was very pleasantly surprised. 

    I see this is the first of a series, so I'll be following up on the rest of the books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Very good short story

    29 pages long, part of a series.
    I really enjoyed this. For a short story, you get a good feel for the characters, and the story is quite interesting.
    JB

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