The Most Boring Book Ever Written by Daniel Pitts and Rudolf Kerkhoven

I came across The Most Boring Book Ever Written when I was contributing to the Amazon "Meet the Authors" forum whilst promoting Julia's Room a number of weeks ago and couldn't resist downloading it to see if it lived up to its title. Well, it does and it doesn't.

It does because the content of the book is tedious in the extreme: for example the first section of the book leads to the decision whether to turn off the alarm clock or hit the snooze button and stay in bed a little bit longer and subsequent decisions are of a similar nature. However the construction of the book and the fact that it is the reader making the decisions makes it interesting. The book uses the internet to make it interactive and when I got to the end I went back to the beginning and made different decisions to see what would happen; but then I got bored with it and didn't follow through for the second time.

In places the book is very funny and at times you just laugh out loud at the sheer banality of life. Unusual, amusing, not really boring and worth a look especially if it's free (which mine wasn't).

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The Keeper by Tom Bruno

Tom Bruno tells us that Farrell's Island is only a myth, something that the old salts of Cape Ann whisper about in hushed tones after one too many drinks at the bar. When two unlucky fishermen set out in search of the island their obsession is going to catch them more than they'd bargained for.
This short story has a very authentic setting in the lives of two ardent fishermen.
It is well written with a good balance of narrative and dialogue.
The development of the story was not to my personal taste but that is in no way to detract from the skill of the writer.
I would be interested to read something of greater substance by this author.

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