Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Death Clock

Andrea Lee Vibert has a problem. On her way to work one morning, she realizes she is now living inside a Nickelback music video. Numbers - counting down - are perched on people's heads. She notices how she doesn't have any numbers ticking backward. Of course she wouldn't - where's the fun in that?

Just how did those numbers get there you ask? Well, during the whole hubbub of her morning rituals - drinking coffee, reading her book, and riding the bus to work - she remembers that someone died saving her life the night before. Funny. If anyone else had witnessed a death - especially the death of someone who saved their lives - I doubt that normality would set in so quickly.

Of course plot devices are used to push the story. This is something we all know. But don't you think it's odd that before she gets on the bus, she doesn't notice red numbers floating over people's heads? Do you think she'll be calm enough to read on a bus after the previous night's event? And why in hell sake would you assume that the coffee is to blame for it?

The story is unimaginative - did I mention already how it was a blatant rip-off of a Nickelback music video? - and is not worth the money spent - did I already mention it was free? How it managed to rank such a high rating on Amazon and Smashwords is beyond me.

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