Under Lock and Key by Josh Fredette


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Post August 29, 2013, 10:22:00 PM

Under Lock and Key by Josh Fredette

More horror.

This time it felt a little more "foreshadowed", because being a thief is not a Good Thing. In the "simple setting" are sentences structured to read like a young adult morality fable, so a genre-savvy reader could guess that nothing good comes to a no-goodnik.

I think this tale reads best as a young-adult item. Before I switched gears and re-read it, it felt a little too light to be a full finessed regular tale.

Maybe we're becoming jaded in a security-freaked world, but I did find the thunderous lack of security glaring, and that was a large part of why I re-read it with a "young-teen" hat on. Incidentally that could be an answer to many stories that might otherwise collapse under criticism.
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Post September 13, 2013, 10:16:16 PM

Re: Under Lock and Key by Josh Fredette

Note to self: Stay away from royalty.

Not too bad for your first publication, Josh. I just wish I'd started when I was in high school; I might have finished my novel by now (I'm 64).

Keep at it.
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