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DEAD(ish) [Kindle Edition]

Naomi Kramer

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Linda's had a bad day. First her boyfriend killed her. Then she woke up, still on this boring plane of existence, and with an odd obsession about her missing body. Mike won't tell her what he did with her body, and she can't find the stupid thing herself. There's only one thing she can do - torment the bastard until he coughs up the information.

This is a very short work - novelette length - around 11000 words or 44 (print) pages.

Warning: Frequent foul language, mild sex scenes, and Australian spelling. Not suitable for children.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 173 KB
  • Print Length: 46 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003XVYJ2S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #376,125 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 3.3 out of 5 stars  864 reviews
61 of 69 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wickedly Funny Sept. 23 2010
By blondie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This novella is not intended for the easily offended, but for those who want to laugh out loud on a short but sweet ride through Naomi Kramer's story. See, Linda's dead...ish. She's dead but she's stuck around here because she can't find her body and her lousy, murdering boyfriend won't tell her where it is. So what's a gal to do? Haunt him `til gives up the location. I loved the answer. Some how the author manages to create a balance between horror and humor. It's a quick read, so if you have an afternoon to yourself, pull up Deadish and enjoy some "frequent foul language, mild sex scenes, and Australian spelling."
29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story for a Short Read, Even Re-Read for enjoyment, 5 stars March 15 2011
By Cold In Seattle - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
The formatting was perfect for the Kindle. Nary a grammatical nor sentence layout problem (not one worthy of highlighting, which I usually do.)

As one gets deeper into the book, one REALLY starts to relate to the characters involved with Linda - so paying close attention to parenthesized name changes is important, they all want to speak in the first person. Reads like a screen play, but I feel as if this is an original (can't really compare to any movie - but stand up British Comedy comes to mind). Since it revolves around characters and plots, not much in scene development - but doesn't distract from the story. I'm betting Naomi Kramer had a blast writing this short novella.

Formatting/Writing Style: 5 stars

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Character and Plot: Personally, I believe this was well written with the jumps in time points. I also appreciate British/Australian humor (okay, humour), and this book delivers. The language is appropriate for the fiction direction of the story, and the sex scenes are not THAT explicit. Development occurs throughout the book, and Linda does seem to be a bit ditzy (fickle minded?). I think there are some hormones left in there. Very good layout for a short story that jams some subplots to add mystery twists. The author is also respectful of different sexual orientations (be forewarned).

Character/Plot: 5 stars

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I received the book for free, but its worth 99 cents (maybe a little more). Certainly had more enjoyment than some of the Kindle Singles (shh, don't tell Amazon). Teaser Alerts: Mike isn't the only tormented soul in the story, and I love the play on words for the title.

The excerpt does not read as the same writing style, so I'm not sure of my reaction if I buy the second book. But do yourself a favor, buy yourself a little something.
24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars When in doubt, see rule #1 Aug. 20 2010
By Christie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This story was absolutely delicious! Darkly funny, and not too long, it is perfect for a rainy day and a few hours of uninterrupted reading.
My favorite quote:

"New Rule #1 - Don't date women who paint. Arty-farty doesn't just equal freaky in the sack, it also equals nasty genius revenge."

Linda is not a woman to be trifled with, and I felt sorry for Mike, until...well, you'll have to read it for yourself! My lips are sealed.
22 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible Aug. 12 2011
By darkpandora - Published on Amazon.com
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I love vampire stories and ghost stories, but I found this book utterly uninteresting and badly-written. It reads as if the story was a quick sketch of what it should be. It is not a narration, it is only the exposition of successive scenes... and... that's it!
The characters have no consistancy, no depth, the author doesn't manage to bring them to life to the reader.
The girl is dead.... ok... a certain specific (gory) way... alright... and once again.... that's it! The reader expects to be given further details, the author wants to evoke horrible scenes then he should be able to handle the gore and describe it, make the reader scared, disgusted, or thilled. Reading this book is absolutely NO thrill! Yet, that's what the readers of ghost stories want.

As for the narrative, I found the use of the first-person narrative rather confusing as each character speaks at one point of the story, but it added nothing to the story and seemed just useless to the least, if not confusing.
I am not especially shocked by vulgar language, but it seems that the author knows only a few words and has decided to use the f-word extensively for some strange reason. Once again, if there was an accurate purpose behind that it would not be a problem, but here it is only vulgar and boring.
As for the style... there is none. Mentioning the name of some "dead writing authors" like Shakespeare is certainly not sufficient to make one's book good and one's style enjoyable. The author's writing is only plain, flat and has nothing thrilling either. I can't even recall one sentence being nicely written.

In the end, there was not one thing I liked about this book, except maybe the twisted title.
I suggest readers who expect more from ghost stories to pick up an Anne Rice book (of course) or one by Poppy Z. Brite, as they have everything this book is lacking, and so much more!
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No character development Nov. 30 2011
By Casey Lee - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
The premise for this novella is an interesting idea, but that's where the good ideas end. This read like more of an outline than an actual story. There was zero character development and no rhyme or reason between thoughts and actions. I only finished it because I had to see if it improved any along the way; it didn't.

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