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Anyone Can Die

3.42  ·  Rating Details  ·  43 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
James LePore's first novel, "A World I Never Made" earned raves from reviewers, readers, and fellow authors alike. "Blogcritics" called it, "An outstanding first novel, and a wonderful thriller." "Bella Online" said, "I highly recommend this compelling suspense story filled with vivid characters and haunting storylines. A story that will stay with the reader long after the ...more
ebook, 48 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Story Plantependent Publishing Platform
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Feb 28, 2011 Molly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Molly by: Pump Up Your Book
Okay, honestly? This will be a super short review. How can it not be, when the book it self is so short, I read it in less than two hours? Anyway, this book was alright. Not great, but not bad either. I was a little confused as to why it was written in the first place, since it was so short, however, after going back and reading more about why Mr. LePore wrote this book of short stories, it is clear he did to let his readers get to know more about his characters without taking away from the orig ...more
Ashley Gooding
Anyone Can Die
Author: James LePore
Characters: 3 out of 5
Plot: 3 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5
Format: Paperback
Source: Provided by Pump Up Your Book Book Tour

Description: (Book Tour Website) Anyone Can Die is a collection of three emotionally charged stories written by Mr. LePore from the world of his widely acclaimed novel, A World I Never Made.
Till Death Do Us Part: A young couple on their honeymoon in New Mexico find a bond they did not know thay had when they are forced to confront trouble in t
Mar 14, 2011 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anyone Can Die revisits characters from LePore's debut novel, A World I Never Made, in three short stories. I have not read A World I Never Made, but reading these stories definately have made me want to! Having read Anyone Can Die first, I would highly recommend reading the full-length novel first. While the stories in and of themselves are stand alone stories, I think knowing the backstories and the characters a little better would have made the short stories a fuller experience.

That being sai
A Book Vacation
Jun 19, 2011 A Book Vacation rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A World I Never Made is my favorite novel of LePore’s; it’s filled with suspense and drama and I read it all in one sitting. I love that book, so imagine my excitement when I found out there were three short stories that accompanied the novel!! Each story further explains the characters in the novel, giving the reader more insight into their psyche. LePore writes, “I fall in love with my characters, and when my novels are done, I am not quite ready to let them go. Writing the stories in Anyone C ...more
Feb 03, 2011 Literary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book contained three short stories. Each story focused on a separate character/couple that was originally portrayed in James LePore's first novel, A World I Never Made.

The stories were well written. There was enough depth to the characters to be able to understand them without it taking up most of the short story. Reading about them made me want to read A World I Never Made just to see how far they go, if they interact with each other, etc.

My experience with short stories has not been favor
After reading Anyone Can Die, I definitely see why people would have given James LePore's first novel so many rave reviews. He definitely has a way with words and the ability to create very vivid and realistic characters. The one thing that bothered me while reading this particular set of short stories was that I didn't know who these characters were. If I had known that this was a companion novel initially, I probably would have gone and grabbed A World I Never Made to read first.

Written in wha
Feb 15, 2011 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Anyone Can Die"contains three short stories about characters taken from his novel "A World I Never Made". While this book is a super fast read at only forty-six pages, he easily provides enough information so that you feel as if you are familiar with the characters,and really want to know what happens after the story ends.

The first story is called Till Death Do Us Part, the longest of the three shorts, its about a couple who have just gotten married and are on their honeymoon. There is a scene
Apr 30, 2011 Cheryl rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I became a fan of Mr. LePore’s when I first read his debut novel, A World I Never Made. I grew close to Pat, Megan and the rest of the characters in the book. Mr. Lepore explains in the beginning of this short booklet that when he had more to tell about his characters that he felt readers should know about. Anyone Can Die is Mr. Lepore’s chance to finally close the book on his characters in A World I Never Made.

In Till Death Do Us Part, Pat Nolan and his wife, Lorrie are on their honey moon in
Julie Smith (Knitting and Sundries)
This is a very short collection of what I would term as "vignettes" rather than short stories. They should probably be read as an introduction to or as a companion to Mr. LePore's novel, A World I Never Made, as they give a deeper insight and background glimpses of the characters in that novel.

A perfect read to get your reading juices flowing when time is short, I must say that I enjoyed Max the most, because it had a definitive sort of ending, with a definite course of action, and a well-execut
Kristi (Books and Needlepoint)
About the Book: This is a quick read, at only 46 pages, and it is three short stories involving characters from Mr. LePore's debut novel, A World I Never Made. In the introduction, Mr. LePore tell's us about writing his first novel and how, in order to keep the novel moving, as it is a thriller, he didn't want to bog the reader down with a lot of background information. In this book, Anyone Can Die, he brings back three of his main characters. He tells one story for each of them, that he feels g ...more
Vi (the Vi3tBabe)
"Anyone Can Die" is a book that contains 3 short stories of the characters from James LePore's novel "A World I Never Made". At only 46 pages, this book really only provides a tease of his complete novel and really makes you want to read the first book so you could get the whole story. Although each short story stands on its own, if you want a more in-depth view of the characters and "the story", then reading his novel is a must. I don't read many suspense-thrillers, but this one is good enough ...more
Feb 15, 2011 Aimee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Three short stories in one novella. I was contacted to review this and while I enjoyed the stories, I felt like I was missing out on something while reading. There is another novella out that contains short stories of the same characters that I would have liked to read before this, I'm not sure if is necessary to read it first, since I haven't, but I did come out of it feeling like I was missing something, especially in Megan Nolan's story.

But I liked the stories overall. They were fun, short an
Jan 16, 2016 Mareena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes short stories
Recommended to Mareena by: Tracee at Pump up Your Book
Set in the world of A World I Never Made, these three short stories feature the characters Pat and Lorraine Nolan, Megan Nolan and Max French. [br/][br/]The first short story is Till Death do us Part; Pat and Lorraine Nolan meet three ne'er-do-well natives on their Mexican honeymoon. In God's Warriors, cynical Megan Nolan witnesses a shocking act that calls into question her loyalty to friends or her loyalty to money. In the third short story, Max, FBI Agent Max French exacts a deadly price year ...more
When I saw this book up for review from the Pump Up Your Book virtual tour, I was very interested in reading it. I haven't read any of James LePore's other books, but I thought this short story would be a good introduction to his writing. There were three short stories in this book. The author says in his introduction that these stories involve the main characters from his book A World I Never Made. My favorite short story in this book was Max. This book is good if you are short on time and want ...more
Feb 20, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
In each of these short stories you are given a deep look into the characters as individuals. I found them all to be quick and enjoyable. LePore tells a great story with plenty of detailed descriptions to add to that enjoyment. Although I have yet to read any of LePore's other works I am definitely intrigued. He adds great depth to his characters and in 46 pages the characters lives consume the reader. I only wished each of the stories was longer.

I look forward to checking out more of Lepore's wo
Really interesting stories. I think it's a cool way to give insight into characters, and since I'm not familiar with them, I'm looking forward to reading the author's book. Full review here:
My book review may be read on my book review blog Rundpinne.
Jun 27, 2011 Suziqoregon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, 2011
3.5 stars

My blog post about this book can be read at this link.
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In 1999 I sold my law practice to write and take pictures full time. My photography can be seen at My first novel. 'A World I Never Made,' was released in April of 2009; the second, 'Blood of My Brother,' on December 25, 2010, and the third, 'Sons and Princes,' in April, 2011. 'Gods and Fathers' and 'The Fifth Man' complete what I call my Invictus cycle.
Since then I have d
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