Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Chinese Mystery from Ming Dynasty?

A new 5-star review has been posted this evening by Oleg Medvedkov. If you have read any of his books, you know that his pen oozes incredibly hilarious humor. Oleg is the author of How to Successfully Remove Any Negative Feedback on eBay!Attila the Hun, CIA Hamster, Time Machine, Samurai's Confessions and more. Humorous Stories, Funny Tales and Amusing Anecdotes, and the latest installment in his Laugh series, Take a Break & Have a Laugh Series. Passionate Mind-Control Worms, Cool Cats of Fortune, The Art of Getting a Sandwich and more. So when I spotted the first sentence in his review, saying that my story was reminiscent of a Chinese mystery from Ming Dynasty, I was absolutely sure he's joking--only to realize it was written, by a surprising twist, with utter seriousness. Go figure...

5.0 out of 5 stars Apart From LoveJuly 3, 2012
This review is from: Apart From Love (Kindle Edition)
To me, this novel is reminiscent of a Chinese mystery from Ming Dynasty. Allow me to elaborate - we know WHAT crime was committed; we know HOW it was done; we know WHO committed the crime. Now we need to find answers to the following questions - WHY the crime was committed and what PUNISHMENT the criminal would or deserve to receive.

Take it from there and we spend a lot of time inside main characters' heads unraveling these mysteries all through the story which makes for a fascinating and twisted reading.

Surprisingly enough, my favorite part was the back story of the Aunts, which has only remote connection to the main plot. Somehow, it resonated with me the most.

Not being an artist, I can only say what I think of the book's cover with a haiku:

The chest tightens,
Shift your foot slightly
To see her lipstick on the glass.

One more thing of note - this is by far the BEST formatted and arranged Kindle book I've ever seen. If you've seen better or even approaching this level of quality, do let me know, I'd like to see it for myself.

-I recieved a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. This is not a paid review.-

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