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On the Edge by Gill Shutt

On the Edge

by Gill Shutt

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A short story, written in first-person, mixed a bit with the style of ancient mythology stories. It is an interesting theme, with intelligent, talking simian-like cultures, but the characters are a bit flat and there are many things not really explained which would have been interesting ( )
  Releanna | Apr 10, 2013 |
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As others have said this short story mimics the style of a fable or moral lesson. Despite initially warming to the quirky style of writing, on the whole I found this book to be repetitive and was frequently disappointed by the spoiling of the twists early through ill placed, mock suspense-inducing sentences. The early promise shown from the a unique cultural perspective was not lived up to. 1star. ( )
  Biscuitoria | Aug 7, 2012 |
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An interesting short read - a fable or parable more than a novella, using an alien community similar to early hominids to display a message about the dangers of social manipulation and the miss-use of religion - an alternative tale of the loss of innocence. ( )
1 vote AlexDraven | May 20, 2012 |
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An interesting book, though I found it a bit disconcerting at times. I found myself seeing it as a reflection on human behaviour or the evolution of behaviour. The style is easy to read but I could not read it all in one sitting. ( )
  Cfraser | May 7, 2012 |
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I received On the Edge by Gill Shut as part of the LTER.
It is a story of a primitive monkey-like society and the invasion of their established life by creatures with evil intent (although this is disguised at first).

I had some trouble getting into this story, as when I started reading it it felt very similar to many stories I have read previously. The story itself was good, although it did not present any new ideas in a captivating method. The characters could have used more development.

Overall a nice story but nothing that grabbed me and made me want to read more. ( )
  Shoosty | May 7, 2012 |
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