The Recycling Kid [NOOK Book]

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A teenager is trapped in a sewer with an undead thing. Find out how he got there and whether he'll escape by reading this amazing short story.
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The Recycling Kid

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Overview

A teenager is trapped in a sewer with an undead thing. Find out how he got there and whether he'll escape by reading this amazing short story.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032927150
  • Publisher: Edwin Stark
  • Publication date: 12/19/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 182 KB

Meet the Author

Hello, my name's Edwin Stark, and I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. That's South America for the few geographically-challenged ones out there. I suppose that somehow the stork had just stumbled out from a pub while it was delivering me, (it was confused to say the least) and mishandled my humble persona, leaving me stranded in this unlikely place.Having German ancestry, I spoke that language as a toddler, but my Mom had the misconception that I'd fit better here if I spoke Spanish, so that tongue was lost during my growing years. I grew up dreaming crazy tales and was my teacher's pet when it came to composition class—but not in deportment: that was for certain—and as I grew up I tried to get noticed as a writer by submitting to every magazine and writing contest available in my home country. No such luck; the publishing market in Venezuela is utterly locked out: you can only see your words in print if you're already a notorious politician or a TV celebrity. Since I wasn't in the inclination of becoming a serial murderer to achieve notoriousness and get published, the need to rethink the approach to my writing career became a must.Eventually, I decided to switch languages and start writing in English. I was already proficient in that language… but was I good enough to tell stories in that fashion?I then started to write short stories, effectively dumping my native language. I wrote nearly 200 short stories during a period of about eighteen months, slowly learning the nuances of story-telling in another language than your own. I already had the benefit of having the knack of telling a tale; I only had to adjust. 190 of them short tales certainly sucked; 10 were really neat, but the important thing was the learning process. These ten tales eventually made it into Cuentos, the short story collection which became my third book. I succeeded so well in tearing myself apart from Spanish, that almost everyone I meet online says: "I CAN'T BELIEVE ENGLISH ISN'T YOUR FIRST LANGUAGE!"So far, I wrote four books: AI Rebellion, a rather preachy cyberpunk thriller that still shows the struggle of switching languages (and I only recommend people to read it if they're on an archeological mood, as in if they're interested in seeing my progress as a writer), Eco Station One, a very bizarre and funny satire, the aforementioned Cuentos, and The Clayton Chronicles, a rather cookie-cut vampire tale. All these are available for the Kindle reader on Amazon, in paperbacks and all e-book formats in Smashwords.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    No

    It is not a good book

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    Posted March 1, 2013

    BN Picks

    Why did this show up on my BN Picks or Recommenations or you bought this youll love this ir whatever it was.I doesn't even seem like I'll like this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2012

    not good, teach to recycling

    Ok

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    Posted January 8, 2012

    Hmm

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