Unexpected: Short Stories from Around the World

Unexpected: Short Stories from Around the World

by P.F. Citizen One

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ISBN-13: 9781483577869
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 10/07/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 28
File size: 367 KB

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Unexpected: Short Stories from Around the World 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BookReviewerJoan More than 1 year ago
This small book is a collection of seven very unusual stories. Each story is quit short, just a few pages. The author has traveled extensively and has written about the people he has known or true stories he has heard. The stories range from pleasant to shocking. Each one contains a lesson in human behavior and a twist. Potential readers should be aware that there is foul language and immoral situations included. I received a complimentary digital copy of this collection through Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours. My comments are an independent and honest review.
BooksDirect More than 1 year ago
"Unexpected" is a collection of seven (very) short stories featuring characters from around the world that the author met during his travels as a petroleum engineer. Each story concludes with an unexpected ending. In "João Silva Oliveira, the Brazilian Guy" a Brazilian engineer working on an oil platform in West Argentina invites the author to be the best man at his wedding in Brazil. João thinks he fiancée might be cheating on him, but the reality is even more shocking. In "Chelsea, Miss Ohio" Gustave, a French student, meets Chelsea in a night club in Paris and falls in love. But does Chelsea have an ulterior motive? In "Adios" Henry has a bit too much to drink on New Year's Eve at a mining site in Pennsylvania, and a joke goes too far. In "The Judge" Jason is convicted and sent to prison for sixteen months. But did he really commit the crime? In "The Magic Biscuits" Juan gives Eduardo, a shy miner in south Peru, some "magic biscuits" to help him meet a woman. In "The Wedding Contract" Jean-Pierre meets the perfect woman on the first day of college, but before they get married, her family demands a prenuptial agreement. In "Li Fuang Zu, A Chinese Hero" find out how Li, an illegitimate child, becomes a town hero. This is a collection of sad, bittersweet stories centering mainly on the themes of love and death. They are all very short and could probably be fleshed out more to get us a bit more invested in the characters before going for the final "twist". The copy I read contained numerous editing errors, especially considering the short length of the book. Warnings: coarse language. I received this book in return for an honest review. Full blog post (3 February): https://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com/2017/02/unexpected-by-p-f-citizen-one.html
NikiMattes More than 1 year ago
Fast read of short stories of people the author meets during a period of time, fun read with sometimes ending you don't see coming. Great way of telling stories love the writing style,a trip trough different cultures, nice present too. great to read on short trips or before sleep. so you have a short story each time! I enjoyed it.