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Kealan Patrick Burke
10-22-2011, 07:24 PM
For the e-readers among you, the good folk at Horror World recently reviewed my take of cyber-stalking, OFFLINE (http://www.amazon.com/Offline-ebook/dp/B005J4Z7UA/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1319307779&sr=1-7). Here's a snippet from the review:

"His latest, Offline, told in an Epistolary style, is a collection of Facebook instant messages exchanged between two High School students, Josh and Mandy. The messages that are presented to the reader start out innocent, playful, and flirtatious, but soon take on an air of menace, as Josh becomes more and more aggressively intrusive with his questions and demands. The reader becomes a voyeur as they take in the messages, which are presented as recently released Police documents, and it is a testament to Burkeís skill that the teenspeak never rings false. There was not one moment where I doubted that I could very well be reading real transcripts of a conversation between two High School students. Once again, Burke reeled me in, and forced me to read the whole story in one sitting, something I rarely ever do."

Read the full review here (http://horrorworld.org/hw/2011/10/offline/).

10-22-2011, 08:30 PM
Sounds interesting!

10-24-2011, 04:59 AM
It is interesting, and a very fast and good read as well.

10-24-2011, 03:50 PM
I snagged this the other day and plan to get to it ASAP. I also managed to squeeze in Turtle Boy this morning. I really enjoyed it and need to grab the rest of the series. Looks like I'll be off of work for at least a month so I should get plenty of reading done.

Kealan Patrick Burke
10-24-2011, 05:40 PM
Thanks guys!

And GS, I hope the break from work is a benign one and not a result of this crappy economy.

10-24-2011, 06:03 PM
Unfortunately Kealan I broke my leg a few days ago and my time off stems from that. On the plus side, I have plenty of sick time so I am very fortunate in that regard.

Kealan Patrick Burke
10-24-2011, 09:22 PM
Crap, GS, I'm sorry to hear that, but at least you're covered. Plenty of reading time ahead of you I imagine!