Recent Reviews for Kathleen A Mescall
The Drama Club (Book) - 1/14/2011 1:08:27 PM|
WOW !! What can I say Kathy what an absolutely great read, I really enjoyed it. I am so looking forward to reading your next book. I am normaly quite a slow reader but I finished it in one day ( I have to admit I didn't do much housework and we had Take-away for dinner !). I laughed so much the characters seem so real I could actually picture them. They reminded me of a few of my own relatives which made laugh all the more. WELL DONE !!
The Drama Club (Book) - 1/7/2011 4:02:51 PM
An excellent book, Kathy. My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed it, you had us hooked from the very first page. Infact my wife has read it three times now and still laughs out loud and sheds tears in equal measure. I would also like to say how refreshing it was to read a very entertaining book uncluttered with bad language, sex and violence. It was interesting that you wrote the story in Acts and Scenes, as in a play, rather than chapters, I thought it worked very well. Your five main characters are delightful, the storyline flows smoothly, and the scenario between Megan and Dougie when their secret finally comes to light, actually brought tears to my own eyes. The twist in the identity of the murderer took me by surprise, and the Finale certainly deserved several curtain calls; Bravo!
My one criticism, besides being far too short, is that you appear to have lost italics in the cut and pasting job you did for the extract you posted, that appear in the book - especially noticeable when Tori Greenhouse is thinking to herself; it appears as bad grammar. Perhaps you can fix it?
I highly recommend The Drama Club, which is aimed at an 'older' reader and eagerly await the follow up.
The Drama Club (Short Story) - 1/27/2011 6:31:55 AM
I received a copy of your book from a relative in Spain, Kathleen!! It was sent to her as a Christmas gift, so it's certainly well travelled.
Everyone's favourite, or maybe not so favourite, aunt, uncle, grand-parents: we all know someone like the characters in the Drama Club. My jaws ached from laughing so much.
You tell a good tale, Kathleen.I actually didn't feel I was reading something made up because everything about your story, and the characters in it, is so real.
I didn't want to put the book down until it was finished; and that doesn't happen too often.
From the preview of your next book, The Drama Club in Turkey, it appears that we are in for another treat. And how daring of you to broach on the subject of sex and older people! I can't wait to read it.
I don't know who is responsible for your marketing, but in my humble opinion there isn't enough being done.
The Drama Club can be enjoyed by readers of all ages, but those of us who are past are prime, would snap it up if it were easily available. Perhaps I should have said if we knew it was available.
I thank you for the few hours of pleasure the Drama Club gave me, and for all the old and forgotten memories it brought back.
I wish you great success!
By the way, my sister suggested it would work very well as a sit-com, and I'm inclined to agree with her.
The Dark (Short Story) - 11/20/2008 3:54:37 PM
THIS JUST CAN'T BE ALL THERE IS. I want more. I've got goose bumps all over me. I loved it.
The Dark (Short Story) - 11/18/2008 12:49:07 PM
very scary.alomst peeded myself.i liked it keep the good work comeing
The Dark (Short Story) - 11/18/2008 2:46:12 AM
OMG! You scared the pants off me. I could visualize myself in the same situation. Well done.
The Dark (Short Story) - 11/15/2008 12:11:17 PM
Inspired writing. Fortunately it's a while since my last meal!!
Thomas (Alias Fikret) an Istanbul Street Cat (Short Story) - 11/15/2008 12:02:13 PM
The Dark (Short Story) - 11/13/2008 6:20:37 PM
Such vivid detail in this short narration. A story that isn't quite a story for there is no plot and the beginning is the end. An uncluttered, brilliantly crafted piece of writing that kept me riveted to the page. I keep coming back to read it. I want to learn so much more. You led me and I came willingly. You opened the doors of my imagination; and then you left me alone!
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