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Unspent Time (English Edition) di [Parke, Graham]
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Warning: reading this novel may make you more attractive and elevate your random luck by about 9.332%*
(*These statements have not been evaluated by anyone of consequence.)

From the award winning author of ‘No Hope for Gomez!’ comes a collection of 20 impossible tales. Permeating the cracks between the past and the present is the realm of Unspent Time. Pockets of ‘should have been’s and ‘might have happened’s. Time that was allotted but never spent. In this realm we find the stories that could have been true.

Such as the story of Kiala, whose aunt and caretaker disappears one day, leaving her as the sole Huntress to battle the giant octopi to feed her village. Or the revealing tale of Goki Feng Ho: the ancient Chinese art of decoding the meaning of car license plates. And the heartbreaking story of the man responsible for choosing the colors of the insides of your shoes. As he toils away in obscurity, his work impacts society in ways we’ll never fully comprehend. And let’s not forget the story behind Unspent Time itself, the metaphysical ramifications of which will leave the scientific community feeling mostly indifferent about it for decades to come…

Praise for ‘No Hope for Gomez!’:

“…challenges our perceptions about how we think and interact with the world around us.” – Kirkus Discoveries

“Extremely witty and clever writing that contains keen insights into human nature.” – California Chronicle

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5.0 su 5 stelle Review of Unspent Time 24 aprile 2013
Di AimeeKay - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
I enjoyed all of the stories in this collection from Graham Parke.

The author's work is interesting and quirky. Some of the stories were less stories and more small scenes, less than even a page in length. But all were enjoyable in one way or another. Some of the stories even had comments from the author following them. I think these were great. They helped to give the reader a better insight into what the author was thinking while writing.
I'm going to review this one the same way I reviewed Apocrypha Sequence earlier this month. Just a few words about each story.

Sunday Brunch:

This was the first entry in the Unspent Time Omnibus. It was about a page. It was interesting and the ending was a twist.

Carbon Copies:

This one was a full story. I thought the story was really interesting. The way that the main character handled the 'carbon copies' in his life definitely kept me reading. I kinda figured out which copy was which, but seeing how the main character handled it was definitely drew me in.

Why I Drink Liquid Explosives:

Again this is another one that is less than a page, in fact it is only two paragraphs. It is more of a statement on modern airplane security issues than a story. It still however has a bite at the end. This one is more of a 'makes you think' type of thing, and I think it get's it's point across even in small amount of words.

Don't Look Over the Edge of the World:

This is another full length story. I was drawn into this one. I like the way the author at the beginning makes it seem to be something completely different than what it is. There are also quite a few parts that had me laughing. The only issue I have with this one is I wish there was more to it. I would love to find out more about the world that is created, as well as what happens to some of the characters. It doesn't end on a cliffie or anything, I just wish there was more to read.

Goki Feng Ho:

Okay this one was REALLY funny. Of course now I want to go actually try out the 'art' of Goki Feng Ho...

Favorite White Bones:

Again I expected something completely different from the beginning of this one. However it wasn't a bad twist and it was funny at the end.

What I Figured Out So Far:

This one is just a page, and is just a list of observations. However they are funny and worth the read.

Someone Called Me Sebastian:

An interesting take on a young man's outlook and his reactions to a pretty girl. It was interesting and quirky.

The Hunted:

This one was funny! I enjoyed it, the only issue with this one is it felt like it could have had a more complete ending. It just stopped. It kinda made sense how it ended, but I think there could have been more.

Discontinued:

This one is a bit confusing at first. By the end though it makes sense. It was a very sad story, did not see the ending that it came with coming.

It's Her Birthday, After All!:

OMG! This one is dark but sooo funny! I know people that I could see doing this and having the same excuses. The humor however is dark, not gory or scary, just dark.

What You Should Know About My Toes:

Again this one is also darkly humorous. I got a good chuckle out of it.

Following the Khyserians:

This one was one of those 'makes you think' kinda ones. It was interesting and I liked the main characters point of view. Again this is one of those that makes me want to read more about the world that the author created.

Davenport, Actor:

This one seems more like a clever tale you would read in a Hollywood memoir. It was interesting and amusing though, if short.

Lost Knock:

HAHAHAHA! I loved the twist at the end of this one. I wasn't sure what I expected but this wasn't it.

Dear Damian:

I wasn't sure about this one at first. It is a series of letters that are arranged out of order so it seems to bounce back at forth. But this was sooo touching and overall my favorite story in the whole book, even though it almost brought me to tears by the end of it. Definitely read this book if only for this story!

The Interview:

So tongue in cheek and sarcastic. Loved it!

Unspent Time:

Almost as good as Dear Damian. Very touching and makes you wonder what might have been and what might be.

What Makes People Interesting:

Amusing. Cute little tale about an 'interesting' person. I like to see how the author takes the most mundane thing and turn it into a likable story.

This is Not What it Looks Like:

Another one pager that while short, is extremely funny!

Overall this collection was interesting, touching and even laugh out loud funny. I definitely recommend picking it up.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Unlike anything I've read before 16 marzo 2012
Di Amazon Customer - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
This is a very surprising story collection. I've never seen anything quite like it. I usually only buy collections by writers I am very familiar with, and even then I can't help but feel that many of the stories are actually just filler, put there to fill the gaps between the two or three good stories they have to offer. Not so here. Each story is of high quality and, more surprisingly, each story has a very unique feel to it. The other thing that really makes this a fascinating read (other than trying to figure out how the writer came up with all these ideas) is the little 'about' bits spread throughout the collection. They really make you feel like you're having a direct conversation with the writer.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Took me back to the good old days... 15 marzo 2013
Di John Thomas - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
I cut my sci-fi teeth reading short-story anthologies - way back in the day. For some time the short-story has been declining as an art form but is now experiencing a resurgence through digital media. I really enjoyed the bite sized narratives contained in this book and really did take me back. I felt the level of writing was somewhat inconsistent across the volume and that sometimes the author had a bit of trouble trying to communicate his vision. On the whole though, I liked it and want to read more of his work.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Captivating - Hard to put down 21 agosto 2012
Di Alan H. Jordan - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
The stories, which vary from short micro-stories to full-length short stories, are captivating. They are the quality that I'd expect to find when reading The New Yorker Magazine. I was excited to buy this book when I read the sample. I was delighted when I purchased it and discovered that the quality was consistent, and that each story fired up my imagination.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Delightfully mad 14 maggio 2012
Di AvidReader - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle
Warning: reading this novel may make you more attractive and elevate your random luck by about 9.332%* (*These statements have not been evaluated by anyone of consequence.) If this catch line for Unspent Time gives you a giggle, you're in for a treat.

Unspent Time is a collection of short stories and I loved it for its humour, originality and general craziness. If you have a prejudice against short stories, drop it and read this. It's highly entertaining and the author's commentary links the stories into a unified and satisfying whole.

The blurb is a good indicator of the subject matter, so I've included it here.

Blurb:
From the award winning author of `No Hope for Gomez!' comes a collection of 20 impossible tales. Permeating the cracks between the past and the present is the realm of Unspent Time. Pockets of `should have been's and `might have happened's. Time that was allotted but never spent. In this realm we find the stories that could have been true. Such as the story of Kiala, whose aunt and caretaker disappears one day, leaving her as the sole Huntress to battle the giant octopi to feed her village. Or the revealing tale of Goki Feng Ho: the ancient Chinese art of decoding the meaning of car license plates. And the heartbreaking story of the man responsible for choosing the colors of the insides of your shoes. As he toils away in obscurity, his work impacts society in ways we'll never fully comprehend. And let's not forget the story behind Unspent Time itself, the metaphysical ramifications of which will leave the scientific community feeling mostly indifferent about it for decades to come...

Graham's vibrant characters shine from the first page of each story. His sensitive portrayal hooks our empathy and makes them, and even their sometimes fantastical stories, very real. I love the way fantasy and reality play alongside each other in this collection, and like the best short stories, there's more to them than just entertaining tales. For example, in the Goki Feng Ho story, a ridiculous system of decoding the meaning of car license plates takes on cultish overtones and makes us wonder at man-kind's ability to find and defend meaning in all sorts of places.

I give this book 5 stars and add it to the Awesome Indies listing. I haven't read No Hope for Gomez because it isn't available on ebook, but if it's anything like this, then I'd love to.
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