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In this dark, suspenseful and somewhat comical look at one man's desires, Remote Control, a novelette by bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif delivers a strong message: Be careful what you wish for!

Meet Harold Fielding--plumber by part of the day, slacker/tv addict the rest of the day and night. Harry believes that fame and fortune will come to him if he wishes hard eno
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Kindle Edition, 34 pages
Published (first published June 28th 2010)
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Becky
May 15, 2011 Becky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is a down'n'dirty novella that pulls you in fast and leaves you trying to keep a ten-foot pole between you and the main character. This is a good thing. :) Cheryl Kaye Tardif has done a fantastic job of characterizing both Harold and his wife, Bea. If you have a lunch-break or just need a quick read before you call it quits for the night... I definitely recommend this short.
It's the first piece I've read by her, but I'll be looking for more very shortly. :)
Lenore Kosinski
This rating is based solely on personal taste. It wasn't ill written....it was even kind of fun to read something set in the city I live in. But I just don't enjoy reading books with unlikeable characters, so it just didn't work for me. I found myself skimming b/c I was curious where it was going, but just didn't want to read about horrible Harry anymore.
Charlene
Shorty book based on the cliche "Be careful what you wish for". I wish I hadn't wasted an hour of my day.
Rochelle Rudicil
Jun 03, 2011 Rochelle Rudicil rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Free kindle book...DUMB.
Linda
Dec 28, 2011 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Harold Fleming, A Plumber By Trade, But He Rarely Worked And Preferred To Watch Television Ten Hours A Day While He Let His Wife Make Their Money. He Was Three Hundred And Sixty Pounds Of Fat Blubbering Jelly And He Made A Wish Before He Eats, Which Is Five Times A Day. Harold Is Smart But Lazy And Figured His Wish For Fame And Wealth Will Eventually Come True, And When It Does He'll Get Rid Of Beatrice And Get Himself A Young And Sexy Wife Like Donald Trump! As He Watched A Hockey Game He'd Wag ...more
Betty
Like a step into the Twilight Zone, be careful what you wish for! This novelette is sure to please the afficionado of the old television shows, especially Twilight Zone, the story is atmospheric. Even the feel is grainy black and white. Cheryl Kaye Tardif never disappoints with the quality and depth of her writing, whether full-length, novelette, short story or part of an anthology, she is consistently exploring the mind. Well-written, gripping, and with a moral buried within, Remote Control is ...more
Denise
Jul 25, 2011 Denise rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Remote Control
by Cheryl Kaye Tardif (Goodreads Author)

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"In this dark, suspenseful and somewhat comical look at one man's desires, Remote Control, a novelette by bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif, delivers a strong message: Be careful what you wish for! *Finalist in 2008 Textnovel Writing Contest* "

This was a very quick, short read that consists of about thirty-seven pages according to my ereader. The story is very well written, thought provoking, and dare I say at time
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Kay
Eerie to read a detective story set in Sendai now, during the earthquake aftermath, but this 2007 thriller by Kotaro Isaka, "Remote Control" trans. Stephen Synder, 「ゴルデン・スランバー」伊坂幸太郎作, is, so far, a great read. The Japanese title, "Golden Slumbers," is from the Beatles' song, much like Haruki Murakami used "Norwegian Wood" in his monumental 1987 novel. Isaka is apparently compared to Murakami--making him a must-read for me! Not sure how to work out the Beatles influence on these two novels, 20 ye ...more
Sean Randall
A rather dated concept, but still does well at warning you not to spend your life in front of the TV disappointing your other half.
John Zur
Jul 28, 2010 John Zur rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like some of Stephen King's quirky short stories or twilight zone episodes, you will really enjoy this short story from Cheryl Kaye Tardif. It will definitely put a smile on your face. I look forward to Cheryl's new book of similar short stories, entitled "Skeletons in the Closet and other creepy stories".
Lauralynn Elliott
I bought this book on a whim, knowing it was really short, but I had loved the other two books I had read by this author. Oh my, is this one totally different from those books! The good news is that it is very much like something Stephen King would write. It was awesome!
Lydia
May 21, 2011 Lydia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great short story. Typical male... though I did feel sorry for him.
Andy
Jan 17, 2012 Andy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star
I downloaded this novella to my kindle, and really enjoyed it!
Lori Petticrew
Aug 18, 2011 Lori Petticrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
super funny! quick read and makes ya think watch what you wish for!
Darlene
Haven't I seen this on Twilight Zone or something?
Carol
This is just a short story, but it was fun to read.
Allison Spicer
Jun 09, 2011 Allison Spicer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Most enjoyable and very well written.
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I am an avid reader and an international bestselling suspense author. My novels are often cross-genre works that fall into the categories of suspense, mystery or thriller.

My books have been compared to works by Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Sue Monk Kidd, J.D. Robb, K
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