I am an unemployed architect. My future, which suits me just fine, will be that of a substitute school teacher, advanced guitarist and instructor of guitar, Volvo restorer and conspiracy theorist. And novelist. Right now, my penchant seems to be short little novels, novellas I guess they are. This is making me quite prolific. I might be in error. Maybe harder work on longer novels is best. I would be delighted to have any feedback on my works. Most of all, please read "The Undergrad" also available at Smashwords.
I Could Never Hurt a Kidby Mark Fitzgerald
A man seizes an opportunity, rising soley out of chance, to perpetrate a perfect crime; a kidnapping.... of sorts. Getting out of the mess he creates is a bigger challenge than succeeding would have been. Along the way, his victim's father confronts challenges of his own and his own demons. A short little novel about resentment,integrity and not always getting what
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A man seizes an opportunity, rising soley out of chance, to perpetrate a perfect crime; a kidnapping.... of sorts. Getting out of the mess he creates is a bigger challenge than succeeding would have been. Along the way, his victim's father confronts challenges of his own and his own demons. A short little novel about resentment,integrity and not always getting what you wished for.
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- 18 Years
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Story is not very believable.
In Mark Fitzgerald's novel, "I Could Never Hurt a Kid," the premise of a child kidnapping is explored. While I personally do not have much experience in this subject matter, I do feel like I have enough understanding to discuss the writing of this novel a little. The idea of a child kidnapping is rife with potential emotional confrontations between all affected characters. This can be expressed through many different forms of writing. My biggest concern with this novel was that, instead of showing any of these ways, the author simply told us what was happening, and how people felt, without truly letting the reader feel the characters' feelings. This disconnect between the reader and the characters went on throughout the short work, too short to be called a novel at all. Furthermore, there are a significant number of grammatical and spelling errors throughout. This story could have had a massive amount of emotional intrigue, but the author's method of telling instead of showing left a disconnect difficult to get past, and, combined with the errors, made it quite difficult to feel good about, after finishing it. Mark, I would rewrite this to allow the characters to come to life, and get out of their heads a little bit, and this could shine. Thanks for your story.
I am disappointed that someone would tender such a low review, in terms of stars earned, without offering some constructive criticism. This little tale was offered for free. I am not trying to compete with Tolstoy.