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The Kiribati Test

2.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  140 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
The year is 2058. Karl Connors is a mild-mannered carpet cleaner who vacuums floors at the Global-Com building in Phoenix, Arizona. Karl is a simple man, who only wants simple things. He and his wife Sara would like to have a child. One night, Karl witnesses a CEO's adulterous affair on the sixty-seventh floor at Global-Com and is thrust into the middle of murder and corpo ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Lulu Press
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John
Jan 08, 2010 John rated it liked it
The Kindle version of this has some formatting issues, like extra long tabs at the start of a paragraph, etc. Also, you don't know up front, but this is a volume of 3 unrelated short stories. 2 are obviously set in the future, and one is relatively timeless.

The action is nice, the plot lines relatively shallow, but then again, this is a short story...we don't expect deep character development in this format. So, I would say that this is well done, and would like to see something of a longer for
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A small collection of short thriller/suspense stories. Good for a brief escape.
Kipp Poe
Jan 03, 2010 Kipp Poe rated it it was amazing
It is one of the first free books that i cracked right into as soon as i downloaded it with 3 short stories how can you go wrong The Kiribati Test the first short was a very cool idea I only wish it would of ventured on into a longer story. The Cuda was a great read about a very special car nad The Con Artist was a very good to.

So why not give it a try looking forward to reading his other books
Geoffrey
I didn't realize until I was finishing the second story that this was a set of short stories. (oopsies)

There are 3 stories. The first is a corporate thriller. The second is a cross between King's Christine and Pet Semetary. The third is two con artists setting up a large grift.

They're interesting stories but they all end abruptly. I enjoyed them, I just didn't think they were complete.
Liquid Frost
Jan 09, 2010 Liquid Frost rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2010
Hmm. Well, I don't typically read short stories - so if I'm off-base, so be it. I found all three stories pretty flat. I didn't identify with any characters, the stories reminded me of bad "Outer Limits" episodes, and overall, well - I want to be fair - so I'll just end my opinion here.
Adrienne
Mar 08, 2010 Adrienne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't know this was 3 short stories until I came to rate it on here. I got it on my Kindle and i was so confused reading it.. wondering why they abandoned characters and started on new ones. For this, Kindle fails.

It was weird though, yet somewhat enjoyable
Carol
Jan 19, 2010 Carol rated it it was ok
Series of three short stories...not enough character development in any of the three. Just as I was getting into the story it was over. Only read it if you have nothing else to read is my recommendation!
Amber Moore
This book was actually not a bad book. It wasn't what you were prepared for. It is actually mini stories that have nothing to do with one another..
Dusty Cox-Medina
Aug 29, 2012 Dusty Cox-Medina rated it it was ok
I'm all for short stories... I just hate being able to guess the endings when I'm still at the start of the story :(
Kim
Jul 15, 2011 Kim rated it did not like it
Shelves: never-read-again
It was free on Amazon, so at least it didn't cost me money--just time.
Wendy
Jun 04, 2011 Wendy rated it did not like it
Could not finish this book. Tried 3 chapters which is my rule.
Matt
Mar 02, 2010 Matt rated it did not like it
the ending (or lack of it) earned this novella it's rating.
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