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The Bridge Builder of Arta

3.1 of 5 stars 3.10  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A story about a mysterious statue.
Kindle Edition, 17 pages
Published 2010 by Neil Coghlan
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Simon Turney
I am not a man often given to short stories. They have to be particularly good to work in my opinion. It is hard to tell a good tale in such few pages, and only really do ‘tales of the unexpected’ come out right. I have to admit to having downloaded this on my kindle when I discovered it for free, but the (lack of) price was not the only reason. There are thousands of free ebooks out there and most of them are dull. Three things drew me to ‘Arta’. As well as the price, the reviews were uniformly ...more
Writing and descriptions are lovely in this Amazon freebie, and the pacing is slow in that horror story sort of way. Didn't see precisely that resolution coming. The denouement was predictable, though that didn't detract from the story. Nicely done.
Eric Nixon
Neat story. Feels like a Twilight Zone episode.
Sean Endress
Taken from my review.

Here Coghlan creates a fun, interesting little bite of a tale that holds attention for just as long as it needs to. Not exactly unforgettable, but it does make an impression that might leave you feeling a little chillier when you've closed the book - because it is a chilling tale.

The writing is mostly bare-bones, little detail goes into characterization or descriptors, and since it is a short story, that's quite alright. I'd have liked to know more about the main
I really enjoyed this story - delightfully magical and creepy. I'm a bit confused as to the motivation of the title character, but it doesn't diminish my enjoyment of the story.
Kindle freebie.

The story has a bit more telling than I usually like, but the use of mood is really well done.
Awful. Very, very, very short story thankfully.
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