Freak City

Freak City

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by Tom Lichtenberg
     
 

It’s hard to control your destiny while you’re waiting for the bus. The trouble for Argus Kirkham began when a stranger pushed his way through a crowd at a bus stop and pressed a package into his hands. Inside the package were various random items. As Argus and his friends unravel the clues, very strange things occur in this story of mystery and ghosts.

Overview

It’s hard to control your destiny while you’re waiting for the bus. The trouble for Argus Kirkham began when a stranger pushed his way through a crowd at a bus stop and pressed a package into his hands. Inside the package were various random items. As Argus and his friends unravel the clues, very strange things occur in this story of mystery and ghosts. Book Two of the Dragon City series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000787724
Publisher:
Tom Lichtenberg
Publication date:
11/15/2009
Series:
Dragon City , #2
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
116,357
File size:
218 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

I've written a lot of stories, and one thing I've learned is that stories have a life. They want to be read, and they're brought to life by readers. Readers give them meaning, give them substance and fulfill their destinies. Stories aren't picky about who reads them. They welcome everyone. Money means nothing to them - they don't care how much the reader paid and they equally don't care how much the author made. Stories want to live and they want to be a part of your life. I often think of them as like paper boats you place upon a stream. You never know where they'll end up! "Author of curiously engaging novellas. His stories are not driven by action but by mood and metaphysics. His premises often begin with fairly standard, often vaguely science-fiction concepts, but he spins those concepts out into melancholy, thoughtful tales in which he explores the emotion and (often) dislocation that people feel when confronted by something outside their normal experience." - Devon Kappa

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Freak City 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
grateful65 More than 1 year ago
This story kept me guessing as to what would actually happen. An interesting concept, a good short read.
PurpleToo More than 1 year ago
This sequel to "Snapdragon Alley" was a great read! I would have loved for the author to explore the concepts in greater depth. Would make a great set of full length titles easily! Given the constraints of the "short story" format I think these 2 titles are well worth the time to read! I will be reading more by this author!!
toadswoman More than 1 year ago
I have no way to describe this book since it was so odd. It did keep me reading, 83 pages btw, because I had to know what happened next, and next...It just seemed like when the author got to the end of the book he tired of it and just kind of ended. It did keep me reading till the last page though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 50 page well-written free story (though Nook scanning does not register some pages) and second in series. Twenty years later Argus is living in his closed off world when he is handed a package at a bus stop. A mystery is started and a hunt of the clues ensues, and Argus finally meets the people he has been living with for years. The free story Dragon Town is next in series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good part two in the series.
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Interesting sequel to Snapdragon Alley. Can,t wait to read the third book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started off slow and then picked up. Pretty good story but a very abrupt ending.
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kathy nickle More than 1 year ago
The story was good but, the end was disappointing. I was expecting more. Such a big build up with the 'treasure hunt' and almost nothing as an explanation in the end for all the 'treasures'.
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brjunkie More than 1 year ago
I like these stories about Spring Hill Lake. They never really end or offer you any closure. They are curiously interesting and a fun puzzle/mystery to unravel. The blankness that fills Argus Kirkham isn't depression, but something else entirely. As unsociable as he is, Argus can't seem to break from its grip even though he lives with five other room-mates. Why would a strange old man tell him that he is sorry and give him a box of unrelated items? As Tom Lichtenberg explains, "<i>.the mystery often remains mysterious. Otherwise they would be called "solution" novels, not mysteries</i>."
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