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The Fallen Tree
     

The Fallen Tree

3.0 108
by David Hoogterp
 

It began with a gesture of kindness but soon I was at odds with my creepy new neighbor. When I began to suspect him of something more sinister things got ugly.

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It began with a gesture of kindness but soon I was at odds with my creepy new neighbor. When I began to suspect him of something more sinister things got ugly.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940000798867
Publisher:
David Hoogterp
Publication date:
12/14/2009
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
260,046
File size:
36 KB

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Meet the Author

David Hoogterp is an author living near Austin, Texas who has published numerous online articles and short works of fiction. Since first putting pen to paper more than twenty-five years ago he has wasted untold hours on his unusual pass-time and looks forward to wasting many more. When not at the keyboard or scribbling on a pad he enjoys the outdoors, cooking, vegetable gardening, books, movies, and many other pursuits of ordinary life.

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The Fallen Tree 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 105 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice short story. Well written with great characters. Great twist ending.
Lynda Leibowitz More than 1 year ago
A short story that needs some editing and cleaning up! Quite the twist at the end that reminds the reader about individual perspectives and how they are fostered and perceived. I have to say it was an enjoyable quick read that is worth your time...
etteneler More than 1 year ago
I read this book twice and it never ceased to amaze me how it was written in such a way that everyone could understand it. Regardless of that fact, (I think) only few people could understand and grasp the true meaning of the short story. My sister recommended this book to me. After I read it (twice), we discussed about the narrator, what we noticed (and we noticed a lot of things!), and why the story was entitled <i>The Fallen Tree</i> . The first thing I noticed was that the neighborhood he's living in was very nice. It reminded me of my hometown. The narrator--his name wasn't said in the story--moved into the Avila place (their neighborhood) shortly after having a head injury which made him unable to work and after his wife left him. Everything was &quot;normal&quot; in their neighborhood. The only odd thing was the new neighbor who moved into the house across the street. I can't say any more than that because even though the story is very short (approximately 22 pages), I don't want to reveal too much <i>good stuff</i> . The story was very well-written with great characters and very vague. It made me <i>think</i> . I didn't understand much when I first read it--my face was full of question marks after reading it! Because of this, I re-read it then ta-dah! Everything just started to make sense. Just by reading this short story, I could easily tell that Hoogterp is a very good writer. I would recommend it to anyone who likes reading short stories and even if you don't, give it a try! ^^
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very short but complete. Suspenceeful. Twist at end. Enjoyable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keeps you on the edge of your seat! Wish it was longer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not enjoy this book. One problem I had with the book was that the story felt slow and boring. I would have preferred something more scandalous to go on. It also contained quite a few grammatical and spelling errors, which could easily have been fixed if the author had just taken a moment to read over his story. I mean, get just about anyone to read it over, they'd tell you what's wrong. Made me assume this was written in one heck of a rush. I liked the main idea, it was original, and it definitely had potential to be an excellent story based on the idea. But, the amateur style of writing mixed with lack of pizzazz just completely damaged the concept and overall story. It was a waste of time, really. Certainly not worth reading. I felt like a child could have very well written it.
Lisa Allen More than 1 year ago
I really liked this shory story. Only 22 pages but you can learn some valuable lessons!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story
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nannaof2007 More than 1 year ago
THIS WAS A GREAT BOOK I WOULD READ MORE FROM THIS AUTHOR KEEP THE GOOD WORK UP
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book is more than 22 pages....a waste of time. A fourth grade book report
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This reminds me of what it is like for people moving to new neighborhoods. Love that it is told by the main characters perspective and that plays nicely into the ending of the story. Itt is a quiick read but very interesting and nicely laid out. I was taken off guard by what I was thinking the end was going to be with what the author came up with. Excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story starts from the POV of the good neighbor. Sometimes this is tough when you are a single man living in a neighborhood. A new neighbor moves in and spurns the friendly neighbor. What evil lurks in the house of the unfriendly neighbor. A fallen tree spins the story into action. A good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Twisty little story. Reminds me of Tales from the Crypt / Twilight Zone episodes. Definitely a comicbook feel. Not bad.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was just weird.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hopefully this is just a story. If not...tell your neighbor to put up a fence to keep you out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again, t-r-a-s-h.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just ok.
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