A Mother's Revenge

A Mother's Revenge

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by Gary Burzell
     
 

A short story that tells the story of a mother black widow who gets revenge on the man who killed her babies.

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A short story that tells the story of a mother black widow who gets revenge on the man who killed her babies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000903339
Publisher:
Gary Burzell
Publication date:
04/15/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
628,604
File size:
116 KB

Meet the Author

Gary Burzell and his wife Lily live in the Bend, Oregon area and they enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities.

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A Mother's Revenge 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 117 reviews.
Beth Lamb More than 1 year ago
This book is worthless. Why would anyone with any morals cuss in a childrens book or any book for that book for that matter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a kid do not read this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gary Burzell makes an attempt to tell a short, grisly story, but misses the mark. His story lacks suspense because the heroine achieves her goal too easily. He stabs at sentimentality to win empathy with the heroine, but he selected such a common trope and stripped it down to such barest essentials that it feels more like a cheap trick to rationalize violence. In fact, the entire story feels like it was built upon a shallow justification to graphically depict one character killing another. Burzell builds his spider around common misconceptions and sensational myths about black widows rather than facts. Real black widows are relatively passive creatures (they build webs and wait for prey rather than actively seek and destroy). Their venom is weaker than most people realize and most bite victims survive. Sticking to the facts would have negated the entire plot, which supports the suspicion that Burzell simply sought to write a sensational story (not in the superlative sense) about a violent act. In a greter context, his story reinforces the common cultural myth that revenge is an acceptable justification for murder. Burzell's story would have been more impressive if he had challenged the notion or transcended it altogether by providing an enlightened alternative from a unique perspective. It is possible to express higher minded philosophies while retaining the primal attraction of violence, as many skilled authors have already demonstrated. If Burzell continues to study dark and creepy tales written by such masters as Poe and Gaiman, and if he continues to sharpen his craft, then he may grow into a fine writer worth watching. The last few lines show that he does have promise.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG! That book was amasing . I love spiders , but sometimes kill them out of fright . One time I was takeing out the trash and I wasn't paying any attention , right on the trash-can was an AFRICAN JUMPING SPIDER ! AND IT ALMOST GOT ME! I was so scared , I droped the trash and ran . My mom was out there too , she got her camra and took a buch of photos . The spider actully POSED ! I will NEVER , EVER kill a spider again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love ,Taylor
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book scared the crap out of me! Come on people this book is not for kids, my dauter is now paralized when she sees a ladybug!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im sooo scared of spiders . If i see 1 then it has to be killed . I cant live in the same house with em . As for spiders that can kill you well they really have to die . I will not be reading this story .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kids books shouldn't have cuss words in them, ridiculous
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont think its for kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was ok but children should not have cussing in them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You guy's are such scardy cat's,besides one little bad word won't kill anyone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People are over reacting. It was to short ony 12 pages. There was only one cuss word i think it is fine to be in the kids section. If you are young dont read it at night it may cause nightmares. Over all nce sort story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stupid book for kids should be in the Inappropriate Butts Section.
Alexxana Burton More than 1 year ago
Soooooooooo not for kids
_Book_Worm_55 More than 1 year ago
This book makes you think twice before killing a bug or something. I know thats what happend to me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kind of...silly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg i am like deathly afraid of spiders so thinking about what if what happened to this guy happened to me wanted to make me throw up. Ugh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not really scary at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It teaches to doublecheck and to always always always be alert. Get this book for your children. It is a great and wonderful book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read the book yet but itt seems really good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey Raven here this book was awesome! The spider pintched him kn the chest. : () Hey thats what he gets for messing with here babies
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Imean comon people one cuss word im ten and i grew up with cuss words i know them all i for one think it might be a great book to teach kids how much their parents love them so whatevssssss
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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