Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mandy Reviews: Half-Inch by McCarty Griffin

ASIN #: B004YDM2I2
File Size: 85 KB
Copyright: 2011


Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

Pammy has had enough of Bobby, her abusive drunk of a husband. One lovely spring day, she decides to kill him, despite the fact that they will soon be divorced and he will, at least in the eyes of the law, be out of her life for good. Indulging in homicidal daydreams for years has led her to devise her own perfect and completely bizarre plan.


Mandy's Review:

Cover

The cover's okay. It gets the overall point of the story across, but it doesn't really draw your eye to it.

Plot

Pam was married to Bobby. He was the type to verbally and physically abuse women knowing he could get away with it. Eventually, he divorces Pam because he's found a new "love" online.

The story begins right before their divorce proceedings. Bobby has a habit of just coming over whenever he wants. Well, one day, Mr. Bobby goes just a little bit too far and pushes quiet, mousy, obedient Pam into revenge mode.

Characters

Pam - The old Pam got on my nerves, but when Bobby pushed her into revenge-mode she grew a backbone and became someone I could respect.

Bobby - This man thinks he's God's gift to women. Definitely no-good, he gets his personality from his mother.

Overall

For a short story, it packed a lot of punch. You could feel the various emotions throughout the story from Bobby's overbearingness (is that even a word?!) to Pam's final straw breaking the camel's back to the end where things don't quite end up as Pam had imagined them.

I would be interested to see what this author could do with a lengthier book and, perhaps, more funds and/or time for the cover art.

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