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The Fallen Tree [NOOK Book]

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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.

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The Fallen Tree

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000798867
  • Publisher: David Hoogterp
  • Publication date: 12/14/2009
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 188,447
  • File size: 36 KB

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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Recommend

    Nice short story. Well written with great characters. Great twist ending.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

    It's All In Your Perspective!

    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...

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Unique idea. But very boring and needed some work.

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 14, 2013

    I read this book twice and it never ceased to amaze me how it wa

    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! ^^

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    SMB : )

    Very short but complete. Suspenceeful. Twist at end. Enjoyable

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Suspenseful jmm44

    Keeps you on the edge of your seat! Wish it was longer

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    READ THIS NOW please

    Is it long? Is it bad is it stupid? Pleeeeeeae answer NOW

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    willowleaf

    willowleaf-*grabs some catmint then darts to warriors book two, fire and ice and book one into the wild*

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2011

    Enjoyable!

    I really liked this shory story. Only 22 pages but you can learn some valuable lessons!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

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    Good story

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  • Posted December 25, 2012

    THIS WAS A GREAT BOOK I WOULD READ MORE FROM THIS AUTHOR KEEP TH

    THIS WAS A GREAT BOOK I WOULD READ MORE FROM THIS AUTHOR KEEP THE GOOD WORK UP

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    What's the point?

    Very short...20 pages. Don't know why it was written.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    What the heck!

    A book is more than 22 pages....a waste of time. A fourth grade book report

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    So much like real life

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Warriors den

    Warriors den

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Nicely told short story with a twist

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    Good story

    Twisty little story. Reminds me of Tales from the Crypt / Twilight Zone episodes. Definitely a comicbook feel. Not bad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Weird Short Story

    This was just weird.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Trst

    Test

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Got my heart racing...

    Hopefully this is just a story. If not...tell your neighbor to put up a fence to keep you out.

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