The Playwright's Woman

The Playwright's Woman

by R. J. Creaney

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BN ID: 2940033002511
Publisher: R. J. Creaney
Publication date: 01/21/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 464,252
File size: 135 KB

About the Author

A hungry young writer; hoping to be the next [insert name of suitable fair-to-middling speculative fiction author here].

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The Playwright's Woman 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
sarahconerty More than 1 year ago
This was a very short story (44 pages) but don't let the length put you off. Just as a tiny morsel of rich, dark chocolate can be the perfect dessert, this delicious literary bit of spooky, gothic mystery is the perfect hour of reading pleasure. The story unfolds through the alternating journal entries and letters of Kevin Darley, and those of his best friend. These alternating points of view chart the path of Kevin's writer's block, his subsequent infatuation with absinth, and his obsession with a mysterious and enigmatic young Irish woman. I was completely sucked into the downward spiral of Kevin's obsession as he writes as though bespelled, finally gaining success and validation. Moody, atmospheric, and utterly enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the gothic genre of literature and as short as this story is, it could not hold my attention. It was boring and all over the place.
Green_Lass More than 1 year ago
What happens when your Muse is your demise? This is done in the form of diary entries or letters. I would like to see the story more 'fleshed out' showing more than just glimpses into the twin spirals - upwards towards creative genius and downwards towards destruction. Not a bad little free story, and entertaining enough to pass a free moment.
Landmom More than 1 year ago
Even though this is a short story, I felt fully engaged with the primary characters. Well written!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the read. Hoped it would end differently - which is a sign of a well written book. I became attached!