Category Archives: Immerse Or Die

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A Conspiracy of Shadows, by Randy Nargi (2:35)

Today we see that creating cognitive dissonance for the reader is a great way to sever the immersion.

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Short Stories Part 1., by L.L. Caulton (1:16)

Today we see that issues common to one point-of-view are equally distracting when they occur in others. What I gleaned about the stories: Postmen, alarm clocks, and other normal trappings…

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Angels in the Moonlight, by Caimh McDonnell (40:00)

Today we see that humor and danger make a good team. What I gleaned about the story: Bunny and Gringo are partners in crimefighting, two Irish policemen who make an…

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Criminalities: Three Short Crime Stories and an Essay, by Barry Ergang (1:42)

Today we see that if reading your first sentence feels like being nailed by a truck load of nine irons, readers might take a powder on the rest. What I…

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The Great Turning, by Lesli Richardson (5:15)

Today we see that a page of mundane travel details is a risky way to start a book.