Share this post and leave a comment to be entered. Do you feel the same way about omniscient POV? Prudence MacLeod Aug 01, Marcy Kennedy Aug 01, Karen Rought Aug 01, I absolutely agree with your that the omnipotent POV is dying. I always shy away from that POV. This has to be the most difficult POV to do well. It flirts so closely with head-hopping. My natural inclination is to write in intimate third person.
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Lisa Hall-Wilson Aug 01, I struggle with many of the classics precisely for this reason. There are a standout few who do pull me into the story despite the POV though — and to me that stands out as stellar writing. Thinking of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
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I really struggle with the classics for the very same reason. Even in the classics, I tend to gravitate to books told in first person like Frankenstein, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre. Amber Aug 01, But then I think of Game of Thrones. It has a huge scope and yet in each chapter we stick closely with one POV character. August McLaughlin Aug 01, It seems that various tenses and POVs go in and out of style. The great thing is that each writer will have an audience they connect with.
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Living, Loving, Laughing Aug 01, As for POV…I prefer reading, and writing in the third person. Carrie Daws Aug 01, I want to get comfortable with one or two viewpoints and be left alone to figure out emotions and reasonings on my own. Nadja Notariani Aug 02, For example, Rebecca, first person grabbed me up when I was only a young teen. But I loved Pride And Prejudice just as much, if not more.
I also like when I get the perspective of a slew of characters. The Moon Stone, Wilkie Collins, is a fine example of that type of story. But…I am not a person who sticks to one genre. I read many types of fiction — literature, romance all types , mysteries, thrillers… I read biographies. Love them even. Social science works fascinate me. History books, erotica, religious texts. Marcy Kennedy Aug 04, I read widely through the genres as well, but I find myself gravitating to to authors who write in closer POVs regardless of genre.
Rachel Aaron Aug 02, Still: Thrilled! Thanks for stopping by! Debra Eve Aug 03, The late James Michener was a master and Edward Rutherford is quite good. They can sweep you through time and place like a magic carpet. But I agree with you, Marcy. A POV that really drove me nuts recently was first person present tense in a mystery.
I loved the story, but the POV grated. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jun 10, Roland Clarke rated it really liked it Shelves: reviewed. Book 2 builds on all the elements, with Jesse and her friends in mounting danger.
Without spoilers, I can say that everything I enjoyed about Book 1 is there as we learn more about the dangers they face. I found the writing swept me along with its mix of humour and mounting threat. The sexual dilemmas felt realistic, even if the lesbian emotions and thoughts were outside my experience. However, unsurprisingly when you read her bio, Kory M. Shrum captures this with taste and style. In many ways this darker Book is backstory to the events in the opening two volumes, and yet it closes at the same point as Book 2.
As I read the revelations, I was even more engrossed in the characters. Gradually, I began to realise that there was a whole side to events that neither Jesse nor Ally were aware of. After reading Book 2, I was ready to take a break from the series, but now that I have learned so much more, I want more. One niggling problem is the antagonist, whose abilities reminded me as the Books progressed of a successful TV show that aired from to That will stop me re-reading the three Books, although not from tackling the next one.
View 1 comment. Jul 30, Ellen rated it it was amazing. Awesome This is one of those ones that I couldn't put down until I was done with it. Read this book!!!! Aug 15, Erika G. Hahn rated it it was amazing. Good book, great characters and dynamic. Feb 03, Sandra Holladay rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy. Dying For a Living: Good story-line, definitely different, I enjoyed the characters.
Could have benefited from additional proofreading, but I only noticed it at the beginning because I got so caught up in the story that if there were more they weren't serious enough to pull me out of the story. I love Jesse's sarcastic attitude; there isn't so much that it overwhelms, but enough to add a bit of humor. Dying By the Hour: I love this series and the concept behind it; Ms. Shrum is a truly excellent Dying For a Living: Good story-line, definitely different, I enjoyed the characters.
Shrum is a truly excellent writer. However, that does not make the story any less suspenseful. The story jumps back and froth from to the present time, but each chapter leads with you knowing what timeline you are in. Brinkley will be sorely missed in the coming books. Jul 11, Joy rated it really liked it.
Such a different story. As an avid Zombies genre enthusiast I'm pleasantly please. I can honestly say I loved how this book took the genre and flipped it on its ear. Very original. I will certainly be diving in with both feet on the rest of the series. Back to AR's compilation. Why wouldn't a writer want to entice you to return by leaving you with questions unanswered? More than a few errors in regards to typos and formatting. We pick up Jesse's story about a year after the first book ended. We meet some new characters and say goodbye to others.
As told by Brinkley, it goes backwards and forwards in time.
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Giving some background on himself and others. Mar 16, Terri Weitze rated it really liked it. I had read Books 1 and 2, and I re-read them in this set just for the fun of it. The series on Jesse Sullivan is so good. After discovering that there are people who not only come back from the dead no, they are not zombies but can also die for another person, the world has changed.
The NRDs have to deal with the stresses of their job, extreme prejudice and a government that would love to find a way to control and experiment on these people. In the midst of all this, a powerful organization ri I had read Books 1 and 2, and I re-read them in this set just for the fun of it.
In the midst of all this, a powerful organization rises that seems to be committed to killing the NRDs and the people who have been replaced. The first two books deal with this theme, the third book which is from the viewpoint of Jesse Sullivan's handler, covers a lot of the background and is equally fascinating. Well written, full of action, and conflict; wonderful characters - these books are so much fun to read. Jun 30, OT rated it it was ok Shelves: female-lead , first-person , paranormal. I got the book set in the author's "start your library" promotion, at her site.
I really don't know how I managed to finish this book set. The books start well, but somewhere in the middle they become slow, even a bit boring. I felt the different point of view sometimes add more text then content to the story, and only drug the book longer. Out of the three the third one, which is kind of a side 1. Out of the three the third one, which is kind of a side book half prequel half anther point of view on book two events, was the better one. When I got close to the end of the series I learned that the first book was the author first, and that explained to me a lot of the things I found problematic in the books, but it still didn't change the way I fill.
Jul 11, Shari rated it it was amazing. This box set of three Jesse Sullivan stories was a captivating and compelling read, one that this reader had trouble putting down long enough to do mundane things like eat or sleep. Overlook the few grammar, punctuation and spelling errors and simply fall into Shrum's world and enjoy this delicious take on zombies, er My bad. The box set is still free on Amazon as of this date, do yourself a favor and grab it while you can.
Jul 06, June Dykes rated it it was amazing. I almost didn't get this box set, but decided to take a moment to read the first few lines. So glad I did, I was hooked instantly! Loved Jesse right away, with her quirky habit of saying what she wants, the wearing mismatched shoes because one never seemed to make it to the morgue with her body. The love triangle between her, Lane and Ally. It reminded me of Lost Girl a TV series here , where you can love two people at once. Her handler is rough and gruff, bu I almost didn't get this box set, but decided to take a moment to read the first few lines.
Her handler is rough and gruff, but very protective of his charge. Great characters. Don't pass this up! Kory M. Shrum has a great career ahead of her, and I plan to read them all. Shelves: apocalyptic-sci-fi , fantasy. Dying For A Living Boxset - a review by Rosemary Kenny This excellent boxset gives the reader three times the excitement for a less than three times the price of the individual books!
Amazing author Kory M Shrum gives fans of supernatural fantasy romances a wham-bam-thank-you-mam rollercoaster of a ride through the first three chapters in Jesse the Necronite's story that will thrill you, make you gasp in fear - and ecstasy - and take you on the ride of a lifetime into the Death Replacement fanta Dying For A Living Boxset - a review by Rosemary Kenny This excellent boxset gives the reader three times the excitement for a less than three times the price of the individual books! Amazing author Kory M Shrum gives fans of supernatural fantasy romances a wham-bam-thank-you-mam rollercoaster of a ride through the first three chapters in Jesse the Necronite's story that will thrill you, make you gasp in fear - and ecstasy - and take you on the ride of a lifetime into the Death Replacement fantasy world that Jesse and her friends inhabit, in a threesome of terrific tales that will keep you going til the end of the last page - get your boxset now!!
Nov 23, Becky rated it liked it. I loved the first two. In fact, years ago I read the first book and fell in love with the book. When I found this box set, I was thrilled. Normally it's difficult for me to re-read a book that I have already read, I tend to skim over or space out.
I was thinking I may end up doing that with this one, but I didn't. I loved it all over again. The second book was just as good as the first, if not better. Now, the third book.
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It took such a sharp turn, it just couldn't keep my interest.. Aug 18, M Jones rated it really liked it. Wow, what an imaginative author. Impressive work. So not my regular genre, but I'm glad I took the opportunity to read the box set.
If you let your rational mind take a back-seat, you will be rewarded with fast non-stop , quirky, action-filled entertainment and a set of great likeable characters. And the need for more Feb 06, Beth rated it really liked it. I thought wrong I didn't have much expectation of quality in these books. And so I was surprised to find them absorbing; the premises interesting; the people clearly delineated, multifaceted, and emotionally involving.
Oct 27, Laura rated it it was ok. Just another book full of predictable characters, an unlikeable protagonist, and a storyline hinged almost entirely on people causing problems for themselves. The actual concept--taking someone's death into oneself--was interesting, but it wasn't enough to hold up by itself.
Not too bad. A bit strange to start off with and I really really wish authors would get their books proofread because some of the mistakes are just silly, other than that not bad once you get into it although the last chapter, for me, was a bit strange. Aug 21, Eero rated it really liked it.
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Urban fantasy with a twist This book was a freebie, and I had never heard of the author before. It fits in the sort of chick lit urban fantasy subgenre but does have a unique concept instead of the familiar and perhaps overused mythological beasties. Feb 01, Gabrielle rated it it was amazing. After reading books 1 and 2 for free, I believed so much in the series that I bought the boxed set, despite it being cheaper to simply buy book 3. Oct 31, NormaCenva rated it it was amazing Shelves: audiobooks. Very much impressed! Great characters, thoughtful story development.
Detailed world-building and steadfast prose style throughout.