by Jose R. Rodriguez

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Melanie by Jose R. Rodriguez

A middle aged and lonely Melanie wakes up with no recollection of her past. Her lack of personal memories forces her to impersonate the old Melanie, a person who she now dislikes and cannot understand. The new Melanie proceeds to fool the world into thinking that nothing has changed while trying to recover her memories but also trying to reinvent herself as a new and improved person.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940000905340
Publisher: Jose R. Rodriguez
Publication date: 03/24/2010
Series: Books , #3
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 333 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author


I was Born in Caracas, Venezuela to Spanish parents. I came to the U.S. in 1980 to study; my parents were glad to buy me a one-way ticket and helped me pack my bags. B.S in Aeronautical Engineering and M.S in Aerospace Engineering. Since then I have worked as an engineer and a computer programmer in the structural timber industry. I'm a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado.
I used to skydive until I busted a knee in my 985th jump. I took up bicycling and now I'm an avid mountain biker having busted a few body parts and cracked a few helmets on rocky, steep Colorado trails. I enjoy cross country riding at night and down hilling at ski resorts during the summer days. I race BMX. I used to fly small airplanes but let private license expire because it got expensive.

Publishing Credits

Published work: “The Tomato King,” Summer 1994, Saint Joseph’s Magazine, Jersey City, NJ. “Guacaipuro’s Gold,” Vol. 7, No. 2, Chiricu, Indiana State University, Bloomington, In. “Moonstruck,” Spring 1995, Saint Joseph’s Magazine, Jersey. “Old Tales,” No. 18, 1995, Latino Stuff Review, Miami, Fl. “Tramps,” New Texas 95, University of North Texas, Denton, Tx. Winner of the 1995 Betty Greene Fiction Award. “El Norteno,” August 1996, Hispanic Magazine OnLine, America On Line. “Pedro Orozco,” October 1996, Hispanic Magazine OnLine, America On Line, winner of their first literary contest. Has written six unpublished novels in the past few years . Winner of the 2010 Dirt Rag magazine literary contest with "King of the hill" short story (see October issue).

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Melanie 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Elizabeth Sobota More than 1 year ago
very inspiring how the human mind can push through without a vision. even though there were scattered gramatical errors, overall it was a great short story.
rosiedee More than 1 year ago
Despite some minor editing issues, I found this book hard to put down. It is well written and thoughtful, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. I found myself caring very much about the fate of Melanie, celebrating her triumphs, both major and minor. If you're looking for action, this isn't the book for you, but if you're interested in self reflection and the metamorphous of the human condition, you won't be sorry you read this.
madmaxine1 More than 1 year ago
Excellent I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It grabbed me from the beginning. Yes, there were grammatical errors, but overall, I thought it was a very good book. I would not mind reading more from this author. And for free, this was an excellent find.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just could not get into the story. Too many gaps and parts where I wanted more detail. It did drag a bit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So she lost her memory. She could have easily told someone what had happened. Instead she takes us through a long and useless journey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am beginning to really like this author... but until publications have even basic editing, they'll likely never make it beyond this venue. Dream a little bigger, do your homework, use a spell-checker... and find a good editor!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the story was very good. It had a very different twist to it from what I usually read. I wish the sex stuff could have been omitted but it was part of the story. I liked the way it ended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story and characters. I had no idea how it would end.
Sabra Nowicki More than 1 year ago
Interesting story line. Good story although at times it was boring.
Ileana Maza More than 1 year ago
Interesting story, makes you wonder about what drives our choices. Found the grammatical and spelling errors insulting. What kind of editor would allow a book to be published without correction? And did the author not care enough to supervise his book editing or does he not know the difference?
John Stacey More than 1 year ago
Very well written
yoopergirlSM More than 1 year ago
Although I found the story interesting, the editing errors were very distracting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very odd book. I think it could have been Much better, but for a free book you cant complain. And it was interesting to see a possibility.
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Lots of editing needed but still a good book--but you still wonder why she lost her memory
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the story line, however it did drag on a bit.