I hate cell phones and I cannot lie…
Actually, I can, and frankly I don’t hate
cell phones (That’s such an American term) mobile phones, it’s simply the title of this very short, kinda pointless story.
Synopsis: All his life, Rodney “Red” Daley loved building bombs. Now, however, this retired weapons expert is in an assisted living home. Forced to play Bingo and checkers all day, Red attempts a daring escape. It’s no use. But then Red gets his hands on some wires, and a battery, and a timing device….
Bookish Things: This 31 page short story is just that. I think the cover is stock standard and rather boring. I don’t even like the title, the main character does say it a couple of times in the story, but it’s not really a key factor of the story.
Where to buy it: I can’t actually find anywhere to buy this. It’s not on Amazon or on Smashwords. I got it direct from the author.
I barely know anything about the main character, little is known about his life before or after the incident either. The language used, although part of his character, was rather shallow in terms of adding information for the reader. There were series of events that made no addition to the story either. Why were they there? Because it was fun to write?
The writing was sound in terms of the mechanics, unfortunately, the story just seemed completely pointless to me.
**NOTE: I was provided with an electronic version of this book in return for an honest review**