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Unexpected: Short Stories from Around the World

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A series of short, true life stories, which are the product of the travels and observations of one man. The stories are a miscellaneous collection of the funny and sad, of tragedy, love and friendship. And they are all, in a way, unexpected.
Unexpected takes you on a journey from a Brazilian working on the oil rigs of Venezuela, who gets the shock of his life, to the uplift
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Published October 7th 2016 by BookBaby
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Lynda Dickson
Feb 02, 2017 rated it liked it
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Unexpected is a collection of seven (very) short stories featuring characters from around the world that the author met during his travels as a petroleum engineer. Each story concludes with an unexpected ending.

In "João Silva Oliveira, the Brazilian Guy" a Brazilian engineer working on an oil platform in West Argentina invites the author to be the best man at his wedding in Brazil. João thinks he fiancée might be cheating on him, but the reality is even more shocking.

In "Chelsea, Miss Ohio" Gus
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Jessica Bronder
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a collection of seven stories from around the world. You will meet a man that cheats on his future wife and gets a surprise, a man that takes a joke too seriously, and some special biscuits. The stories are only a couple pages and all end differently than you expect them.

This is a great book when you have only a few minutes for a break. But it also makes you think about how other people behave and react. It’s true that we don’t know what happens to other people but this is a quick remin
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Stephanie
Dec 06, 2016 rated it liked it
A short collection of brief stories and anecdotes compiled from the author's very interesting life travelling around the world as a petroleum engineer. Each of his stories is told as though sitting down with a good friend for some coffee and hearing about their amazing adventures. The stories, though short each have an unexpected ending that elicits strong emotion through humor, sadness and compassion.

My favorite story is probably the very first where the author tells of his Brazillian friend w
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Joan
Feb 05, 2017 rated it liked it
This small book is a collection of seven very unusual stories. Each story is quit short, just a few pages. The author has traveled extensively and has written about the people he has known or true stories he has heard. The stories range from pleasant to shocking. Each one contains a lesson in human behavior and a twist. Potential readers should be aware that there is foul language and immoral situations included.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Partners in Crime Virtu
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Gina's Library
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
This is an extremely short book that I read in a matter of about an hour. All of the stories were about people the author has met along the way in his life.

Each story ended in a way I did not see coming! It makes you think though about how you interact with each and every person you meet along the way in life. You never know how you will make an impact on a person.

I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions in this review are 100% my own.
Niki
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fast read of short stories of people the author meets during a period of time, fun read with sometimes ending you don't see coming.
Great way of telling stories love the writing style,a trip trough different cultures, nice present too. great to read on short trips or before sleep. so you have a short story each time! I enjoyed it.
Gina Hott
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Feb 07, 2017
Pam Harvey
rated it it was ok
Aug 01, 2017
Laura Reading
Overall, the book as well as the stories was short. I read it in less than ten minutes.
The stories have traits of cables, with a moral ending. Most of them were rather dark.
One had a redeeming quality to it, others were very weird. These would be stories to share while overindulging. In a few it seemed as if justice was delivered.
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Working as a Petroleum Engineer has enabled Citizen One to travel to many different countries. As a result, the stories feature characters from different cultures and nationalities- an element that adds excitement and variety to the stories.

Love, injustice, friendship are central themes throughout the book. Each story is unique and helps readers to be aware that regardless of what is going on in t
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