Kindle Single Review: Board Room Babies

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Board Room Babies is a pseudo-research study which proves that there is a lot of commonality between the behavior of babies and corporate head honchos.

Amazon.com editorial describes it as a “wickedly delightful satire”. Satire it is and a decent one, but not at all “wickedly delightful”. There are a some extremely funny moments. Like the one where there is a graph which compares CEO’s work product with baby shit. Or the one which talks about how nonsensical things said by both babies and CEOs are considered smart and remarkable. But these are too far (even considering the length of the book) and too few. The rest of the book is plain drab and boring. Some comparisons even feel stretched – like the one which relates CEO’s hair to baby hair. Remove some of these dull portions, what remains is genuinely funny and piquant commentary on the life style of the corporate moguls.

My verdict – decent but not awesome. Good writing, could have been made better with tighter editing.

Board Room Babies is a Kindle Single written by Stanley Bing.

Kindle Single Review: Don’t Eat Cat

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Quirky and unusual (which does not necessarily mean good), is how I would describe this story.

It is  a story of a man’s relationship with his girlfriend in a futuristic world where man and zombies coexist (mostly) peacefully.

The starting was good. Description of the future lifestyle was interesting, some portions were funny, but the end was a sure let down.

It am not sure what the story wanted to be: humorous? sc-fi? dystopian fiction? emotional drama? It tried being all and ended up being none.   Also, it would have been better if more time/ space would have been spent on developing the characters.

To summarize, this was not one of the better Kindle Singles I have read.

Don’t eat cat is a Kindle Single written by Jess Walter. Less than 22 pages in length, it can be easily completed in 30 mins.

Kindle Single Review: Everyone’s Reading Bastard

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What made me buy this one was the name of the story and the cover page. The name does not make sense at all and it compelled me find out more about the story. I had a couple of hours to spare and this 29 pager short story proved to be a perfect choice.

Its more of a slice of life story without a well defined start and ending, however the premise is very interesting. Its about a man whose ex-wife starts writing about him in a weekly column called “Bastard” (that explains the name – Everyone’s reading bastard). Its all about the trials and tribulations of this man as each week some of his most embarrassing secrets become public fodder. Funny and ironic at the same time, its the story of ones dirty linen gone viral.

Everyone’s reading bastard is a Kindle Single by bestselling author Nick Hornby.