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Dale Ward

Teoksen Killing the Butterfly tekijä

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Dale Ward is an author and filmmaker. His writings have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including "Good Old Days," "Cricket," "The Layman," and many of his stories have been turned into films. He was the Producer and Executive Producer for the Emmy awarding-winning national talk show “On Main Street,” and currently is the Senior Media Producer at Concordia Seminary. His Bachelor of Arts in Video/Film was earned at Webster University in St. Louis. His stories to films include "My Life Is a Movie," “Delayed Reactions," “There’s Something in the Basement,” and “The 2 Sons and Their Crogzookles.” His work has appeared in dozens of film festivals around the world.

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2.5 stars, rounding down. The writing in this book was very simplistic. It read very much like a conversation. Not a lot of description or flowing language; very short and to the point. After reading the novel, the author mentioned that this grew from a short story he had previously written so perhaps this is the reason. Because of the writing, it was a very quick read and I found that I didn’t want to put it down near the end. I wasn’t surprised by the ending but I wanted to see exactly how things were tied up. The author’s tone was a little strange as the story centers on Patty and her abuser, Roy. At times, some of the things that were said or done were so absurd and madcap that it seemed like he was trying to be funny and make light of it. Even the title has that feel, so just a bit confusing. Thank you to the publisher and LibraryThing for the free copy.… (lisätietoja)
 
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slittleson | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 2, 2024 |
Tämä arvostelu kirjoitettiin LibraryThingin Varhaisia arvostelijoita varten.
3.5 stars

Teenager Patty comes from a home where she has been abused by her father. Her mother is not much better, but when she dies, Patty has only her aunt to live with. Which is fine until she starts school and ends up getting involved with reprobate Roy. She slowly spends more and more time with her abusive boyfriend away from her aunt’s house. William is a loner, but manages to fall for Maggie, but some time after they are married, Maggie starts getting on his nerves. When they decide to spend a week out at Maggie’s sister’s cabin, the two couples intersect.

I thought this was a good story, but be warned that it is quite violent. It is frustrating to “watch” Patty not even try to get away from her abuser, but from what I hear that’s not completely inaccurate. At first I couldn’t figure out where William and Maggie fit into the story, but I figured it would eventually make sense, and it did.
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½
 
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LibraryCin | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 31, 2022 |
Tämä arvostelu kirjoitettiin LibraryThingin Varhaisia arvostelijoita varten.
2.5 stars, rounding down. The writing in this book was very simplistic. It read very much like a conversation. Not a lot of description or flowing language; very short and to the point. After reading the novel, the author mentioned that this grew from a short story he had previously written so perhaps this is the reason. Because of the writing, it was a very quick read and I found that I didn’t want to put it down near the end. I wasn’t surprised by the ending but I wanted to see exactly how things were tied up. The author’s tone was a little strange as the story centers on Patty and her abuser, Roy. At times, some of the things that were said or done were so absurd and madcap that it seemed like he was trying to be funny and make light of it. Even the title has that feel, so just a bit confusing. Thank you to the publisher and LibraryThing for the free copy.… (lisätietoja)
 
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slittleson | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 6, 2022 |
Tämä arvostelu kirjoitettiin LibraryThingin Varhaisia arvostelijoita varten.
This book's worst sin is in the description of a character who had suffered extensive sexual abuse as a child, only to then be able to have consensual sex with no flashbacks because she was drunk. This is not how sexual abuse works, this is not how surviving works, and this is not how the world works.

In addition, for a book described as a thriller, this was pretty darn boring. The only tension in the book comes at the very end, when the two couples meet. While it is possible to feel sorry for one of the four main characters, none of them are more than 2-dimensional or particularly likable.… (lisätietoja)
 
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Jammies | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 22, 2022 |

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Teokset
5
Jäseniä
21
Suosituimmuussija
#570,576
Arvio (tähdet)
½ 2.3
Kirja-arvosteluja
9
ISBN:t
4