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10 thoughts on “Souvenir and three more not-quite-straightforward tales

  1. says:

    Daniel Kelley has a writing style that is refreshing These four set of stories are very creepy but really interesting to read The first story Souvenir, although not amusing, had me laughing It was probably my favorite I would highly recommend these stories


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    I enjoyed these stories In my opinion, they were written and put together well All the stories were thought out nicely, and each was cohesive and left nothing to question Of all the stories, I liked Little Sister, the most I thought it was a particularly interesting idea.I did have have two issues with the stories, although these are nit picky and should be taken as my opinion, not an accurate assessment of the works For me, the endings were a bit predictable I can t, however, say this will be the case for everyone I tend to enjoy dark and speculative fiction as well as the horror and science fiction genres, but for those not usually fans of the the extreme contained within those categories, I believe you may be surprised by the endings and enjoy the stories quite a bit Also, I thought the dialogue in the female voice s was a bit off I am NOT someone who believes that an author shouldn t write from the perspective of the opposite gender, in fact, many authors do this very successf...


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    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.This is one of those books where at the end of each short story you want to rub your temples, shake your head, and ask the author What happens next Souvenir and three not quite straightforward tales is the perfect name for this collection The title story, Souvenir, has the makings for a mystery suspense film Little Sister left me with too many questions Did the sister really exist Was she an aborted miscarried child The shell of Marleen Chasing Linette was my least favorite of the four short stories, though I don t know why It actually has a very interesting storyline Photo Finish was the perfect way to end this collection It has a haunting, tr...


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    This is a collection of four short stories all on different themes The first Souvenir is a weird story about a girl and a journal Has an unexpected twist at the end.Little Sister No spoilers but this story was incomplete for me, probably a little too deep.Catching Lisette literally I liked this one A story about how knowing a little about something, can help you in the long run.Photo Finish My favourite of the four as I thought it was the most complete and I liked the way it ended I didn t guess what was going to happen and what did fitted the title and the story I don t usually read short stories as I prefer gett...


  5. says:

    Daniel Kelley has laid out for us four interesting, mentally queasy short stories Each of them has something about them that twists reality on the nose.There are four stories, Souvenirs, Little Sister, Catching Lisette, Photo Finish I don t know why he Mr Kelley chose Souvenir for the first story well, maybe because the other three w...


  6. says:

    This collection of 4 short stories really piqued by interest I saw a write up on it that grabbed my attention and was pleasantly surprised to find myself reading all of them in one day Stealing from a souvenir shop definitely changes Frankie s life in Souvenir Marleen and her little sister is an amazing introspective into the mind of a girl whose life is not quite what it seems at first Catching Lisette is a great paranormal read with a surprise answer for Tommy And Photo Fini...


  7. says:

    Souvenir and three not quite straightforward talesThe collection of these very well written and entertaining stories entail Karma, Escape from Reality, Intuition, and Psychic Phenomenon Daniel Kelley Novels and stories are always so well written They just seem to flow as I read them I glanced through some of the ...


  8. says:

    Souvenir by Daniel Kelley is a praiseworthy assemblage of well written, thought provoking short stories all with a kind of supernatural paranormal type vibe Although I am not typically drawn to short stories, I believe this collection was definitely worth reading If I had a to pick a favorite of the 4 stories, I would have to say tha...


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    Souvenir and three not quite straightforward tales by Daniel Kelley is a collection of four self contained short stories arrayed like the items in a Souvenir shop Built around a journal, a sister, an unexpected visitor and photographs of strangers, each well written story draw...


  10. says:

    I really liked this book It reads like an episode of twilight zone with wild paranormal stories that really get you thinking My favorite is the last tale of the mother of the teenager, if all the photo s of her or the pho...


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Souvenir and three more not-quite-straightforward tales A Collection Of Four Extraordinary Stories, Not One Of Which Travels A Predictable Route On A Weekend Jaunt With Her Parents, A 15 Year Old Girl Shoplifts From The Wrong Souvenir Shop The Consequences Aren T Immediate, But A Disconcerted Frankie Spitz Soon Discovers How Overpowering An Unexpected Punishment Can Be Marleen Lives An Isolated Existence Except For Work And Her Best Friend Little Sister Follows A Day In Marleen S Life, As Revelations Surface And Things That Seemed Obvious At The Start Begin To Blur.A Glimmer Appears In The Center Of A Boy S Bedroom, Not Quite A Ghost, Not Quite ANYthing That Tommy Can Name Except That He Knows It S A Girl, And That She S Trying Her Best To Communicate With Him In Catching Lisette , Tommy Chases Explanations For His Phantom Visitor, Never Anticipating The Beguiling Answers To His Questions The Fourth Tale In This 22,000 Word Collection Is Photo Finish Rosalie Turner S About To Field The Biggest Curveball Life S Ever Thrown At Her Mysterious Strangers Are Showing Up In Her Photographs Are The Reasons For This Rooted In Her Past In The Bad Thing That Rosalie Never Meant To Do 19 Years Before Or Is There A Simpler Explanation Rosalie, Along With Her Daughter Jenna, Tries To Massage Clarity Out Of An Enigma, And Ends Up Exploring Not Only Her Past, But Also Her Present Life Events Conspire To Overtake Her Speculations, Though, And Rosalie Ends Up Understanding All Too Much.A Fabulous Read With Well Drawn Characters And Plots These Are Four Thrilling Stories