A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

by Michael Hearing

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BN ID: 2940044556423
Publisher: Michael Hearing
Publication date: 05/26/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 79 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michael Hearing is a freelance writer/essayist/novelist living with his wife, dogs, cats, horses, and ferrets on a few acres with a small lake in northeastern Oklahoma. There, he tries to grow vegetables, catches quite a few fish, and does his writing. Having lived a fairly desultory life, Michael decided that it’s time for some order and method. So he is finishing up and publishing some books he’s had in the works for many years. But, still, he is likely to be all over the genre map. In most cases, though, he has lived what he writes about, and his works ring true.

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A Helping Hand 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Decently written, in terms of spelling, grammar, basic story...but fell flat towards the end. This could have been a spell-binding version of the body-part-as-magickal-item trope, but the author seemed to run out of steam, and never adequately explained what, if anything, the hand was doing to the protagonist's life (except maybe following him around). I like that the author developed the main character as a perpetually flawed man who makes one poor decision after another, and it's done realistically. The wife, not so much. I would have liked to have seen the hand do something to her, for good or for ill. Or maybe even just have her ask him why he has it. The ending left me unsatisfied. I would have liked an explanation of sorts; for example, what the purpose of the hand was. I don't understand why the author wrote such a gruesome end that didn't seem to connect in any way to the story. Not a bad read, and I look forward to other books by this author - as long as they are free, as this book was. The author will have to improve as a storyteller before I dish out money to buy his books. I will say, however, that the author is very skilled at character development, and his book is worth a read just for that.