Friday, 9 December 2011
Review: Shatterboy by Scott William Carter
Publication Date: 8 July 2009
Publisher: Flying Raven Press
File Size: 165kb
Format: Kindle Edition
Rating: 3 out of 5
Let me start by saying that this is a free kindle short story.
Shatterboy tells the story of 54 year old, childless, divorcee Rebecca Wilson. Rebecca, having been married for 36 years to Don Wilson, finds a glass baby at a local recycling centre. Thinking that its just a glass figurine, Rebecca takes it home and it to her surprise it starts to move. Over the course of a few days the child grows at an alarming rate until the day he decides to leave home.
There was a few things that bothered me about this story. The first thing is more emphasis could have been put on each of the stages of Shatterboys life, but this didn’t detract too much from the story. The biggest let down for me was the ending, it ended to abruptly for my liking.
I guess Scott Carter was showing us how fast children grow up.
Overall Shatterboy was an interesting read.