on June 30th 2013
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Written for you is a short modern play which focuses on Bob, who works for a publishing company and is attempting to get his family, therapist, friends and co-workers to read a book he has written. Everyone seems to have an excuse as to why they have not been able to read it yet. To complicate things, people in his life, who have started reading the book or have read it, begin to go missing, Bob’s subconscious speaks to him, and he has a mysterious scratch on his neck.
In the beginning of the play, I wasn’t quite sure what was going on. Was this a comedy? Was this a mystery? The book is dubbed a dark comedy. I’m not a big play reader, so this format took some time to get used to the writing format. It didn’t flow very well for me as I am used to reading novels. The play felt slow until the ending when things picked up and there is the *twist/reveal*. As I stated, I am mainly a novel reader. I am used to having more detail, more setup for scenes, etc. I believe this makes the plot easier to follow and helps to move the plot along. There are several characters in this book and none seemed to really make an impression on me. Although we get glimpses of the characters personalities in their dialogue, I found that except for Bob and his therapist, none of the other characters stood out for me. I would have liked a little more detail regarding the different characters.
Als0- while reading I wondered if the “Billy” from Bob’s story was the “Billy” from the Author’s book “Three Twigs for the Campfire”? hmmm
Interesting premise with a nice twist at the end.
I received a kindle copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.