A Review of You Have Been Murdered & Other Tales by Andrew Kozma

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My Review of You Have Been Murdered

You Have Been Murdered is written in a lilting fashion that lends itself well to a spoken-word session in a smoke-filled room in a dimly lit bar. It fades a bit (which is unfortunate) towards the end, but overall its enjoyable and somewhat ambiguous. Definitely leaves you wondering what happened and feeling vaguely unfulfilled.

Teller of Tales was an interesting piece. It held my attention better than the first one, and the ending was pretty near perfect for the way it used very few words to tell you a whole lot about what was going on. The setting is perfectly chosen and everything is well-described in the society that has re-formed after the end.

Breach of Contract was probably my least favorite of the bunch. It just wasn’t a satisfying read, and had a tinge more of the outlandishness to it than I prefer, but the visuals the author gives you are interesting enough.

The Trouble-Men was an odd read, but the sort that makes you perk up and want to know more even while you’re perfectly happy with what you were given. It’s post-apocalyptic atmosphere combined with the play upon a fairly common fear of not being able to control what you say definitely sets a happily creepy tone.

Overall this was an enjoyable way to pass a few minutes, and the diversity of stories means at least one of them is bound to appeal to any reader who’d consider downloading it. Personally I’m finding I much prefer small collections of short stories to the huge anthologies, so this suited me perfectly.

4 Star Rating

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Title: You Have Been Murdered & Other Short Stories | Author: Andrew Kozma | Publisher: Smashwords | Pub. Date: 2016-2-8 | Pages: 26 | ISBN13: 9781311677525 | Genre(s): Science Fiction and Horror | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Date Read: 2016-1-22 | Source: Received a copy free from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

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