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Characters in Search of a Novel Names They fascinate writer Molly D Campbell Always curious about how a name might influence personality Molly began a Twitter stream of names with one sentence descriptions that soon took over her i

  • Title: Characters in Search of a Novel
  • Author: Molly D. Campbell
  • ISBN: 9781478399612
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • Characters in Search of a Novel By Molly D. Campbell, Names They fascinate writer Molly D Campbell Always curious about how a name might influence personality, Molly began a Twitter stream of names with one sentence descriptions that soon took over her imagination Loretta Squirrels, a moonshiner who also beats up her husband, gained notoriety on Twitter Loretta was swiftly followed by eccentric dentists, dogs with humanNames They fascinate writer Molly D Campbell Always curious about how a name might influence personality, Molly began a Twitter stream of names with one sentence descriptions that soon took over her imagination Loretta Squirrels, a moonshiner who also beats up her husband, gained notoriety on Twitter Loretta was swiftly followed by eccentric dentists, dogs with human characteristics, cab drivers, Country and Western singers, and a movie star or two Each story in Characters In Search of a Novel is a quick often rib tickling read this book is just what you d want on vacation, in a waiting room, or on a long plane ride.

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    1. Where I got the book review copy provided by author, thanks And signed I ve known Molly Campbell for a while online, and have participated in her Twitter characters in search of a novel games Some of the character names and descriptions she throws out immediately spark a personality in my head, so I was interested to see what Molly s head comes up with when she s left to her own devices.This was a pretty entertaining book of character sketches with some really excellent names It s a super quick [...]

    2. review review R38G2KW8The most remarkable thing about Molly Campbell s CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF A NOVEL is that quite a few of these characters may not need one in just a few hundred words, she s given them complete stories The fact that each of these stories has a unique and distinctive voice is also remarkable These characters were born out the author s fascination with odd names and first introduced themselves through her Twitter account mollydcampbell , but she s really brought them to life [...]

    3. Molly Campbell has created a truly unique compilation of characters that anyone would love to spend time with, or perhaps have a drink with In each character vingette, Molly s voice and humor spills out, which makes this a thoroughly entertaining read I ripped through this book but plan on going back to it to pick my favorites I am hoping that Molly will follow this book up with a novel including some of or all of these characters

    4. Filled with colorful character vignettes, Molly Campbell s CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF A NOVEL is a fun, unexpected read Based on the Twitter account of the same name, Molly has compiled her most popular character creations into a single volume and brought them to life with sharp, funny illustrations The result is a family of folks whose passions, quirks, and occasional misadventures will keep you turning the pages just to see what Molly has dreamed up next.

    5. Molly D Campbell s book, Characters In Search of a Novel, is an unusual collection that delivers exactly what it says on the cover Its pages are filled with vignettes, each one depicting a completely different character Some of them are hilariously over the top and others are so close to reality that they make for a disturbing read There is a change in voice for each character Sometimes the change is subtle and other times it is a beautiful orchestrated change, like the first person account of B [...]

    6. For those of us who like people, for those of us who consider people watching a national past time, for those of us who enjoy a bit of harmless gossip about Mrs Such and Such Mr So And So down the road, this is a perfect read from the fertile mind of blogger Molly D Campbell with original drawings from the obviously talented illustrator Randy Palmer.Highly creative and quite unlike anything I ve read before Characters In Search Of A Novel isn t so much a collection of short stories as an an asse [...]

    7. This book is a collection of short story describing, yep, you guessed it, characters Molly started writing little snippets of character descriptions on Twitter until one day a friend suggested she put them together in a book The resulting book is a romp of fun and very vivid, wildly imaginative characters that many of us have known at some point in our lives I was fortunate enough to listen to her read several of her stories at her recent book launch and I was dying I love a good audiobook and n [...]

    8. Molly s first book, Characters in Search of a Novel, is a lot like individually wrapped Dove chocolate pieces Each one is delicious and satisfying but you still want to eat the whole bag The short pieces are fun, touching, and often humorous snapshots of characters that apparently fill Molly s mind, and now have been allowed to come out and play in book form for our entertainment.I thoroughly enjoyed every one of the Characters in Search of a Novel and would definitely like to use a few of them [...]

    9. Is this a collection of flash fiction or a bunch of character studies Who knows, but this book was my kind of funny These are wonderfully rich stories, each one introducing a fantastically named and colorful character While I found them funny and even sometimes hysterical, some stories were also beautifully sad Molly Campbell has something weird going on in her brain and I like it A thoroughly entertaining read.

    10. Characters in Search of a Novel by Molly Campbell 4 5 starsPublisher Digital Services Length 182 pages Format Kindle Names They fascinate writer Molly D Campbell Always curious about how a name might influence personality, Molly began a Twitter stream of names with one sentence descriptions that soon took over her imagination Loretta Squirrels, a moonshiner who also beats up her husband, gained notoriety on Twitter Loretta was swiftly followed by eccentric dentists, dogs with human characteristi [...]

    11. Don t you hate it when you read a humor book and the author takes each joke funny situation too far It s an insult to the reader s intelligence, a doubt that we are smart enough to pick up on the nuances.Molly D Campbell doesn t do that, which makes Characters in Search of a Novel a refreshing read I wanted to call it a novel, but it isn t that It isn t a collection of short stories or short shorts or even brief essays It s something altogether different, which is its biggest strength.Campbell h [...]

    12. Molly D Campbell is an writer to watch In her first book, the hilarious Characters in Search of a Novel, she has come out of the shoot like gangbusters Campbell has a distinctive, highly unique sense of humor as well as the gimlet eye that all great humorists have for the human condition writ large In what is essentially a series of brilliant, droll character sketches, she has strung together a rough and tumble motley crew that truly reminds me of the prologue to Chaucer s Canterbury Tales Like [...]

    13. I actually read this anthology over the course of about six weeks, picking it up to read a page or two whenever I needed a short break This book is absolutely crammed full of short little personality profiles Some actually read to me like little stories, but many just sort of sketched an outline of a wacky person Most were humorous, some sad I enjoyed reading this book because it was very easy to pick up and put down it often helped take my mind temporarily off pressing concerns for which I am [...]

    14. This was a funny book So funny in that I laughed so hard it made me cry I love this type of humor The only thing that I can compare it to is Jim Carrey on In Living Color Only it is one crazy character after another It is so hard to pick a favorite However Loretta Squirrels is making me still laugh The illustrations were like caricatures I highly recommend this book, and to also see what other characters this great author comes up with I am giving this book a 5 5 I was given a copy to review fro [...]

    15. I received this book as part of the first reads giveaways here on I read this book on a day where I was traveling I finished it in a day because it was such a quick read that was the positive The negative was that I felt this book had no point to it The characters stories were only about 4 pages if that I felt detached from all of the characters and there was no point to it The author would make jokes that were okay Most of them I didn t find funny Overall I liked that I was able to stay occupie [...]

    16. This was a GoodReads First Read Giveaway edition Thank you very much for the enjoyment I got out of this book.Fun Read Perfect for the people watcher in all of us Short vignettes of those characters in our lives, who you know would make a great story if you dug a little longer Some vignettes are laugh out loud funny, some tongue in cheek, and some poignant It s a great pickup book, meaning you can read bits here and there.And don t overlook the illustrations They re deceptively simple looking, b [...]

    17. 3.5 StarsThis was a Giveway from GoodReads I didn t look at the description of the book before I entered Judging by the title, I thought it was a book that was supposed to help you develop a character for a book It is not But it wasn t terrible It was a short read and I liked that This book has small descriptions of some pretty interesting characters, I think that the author did a really good job though I recommend this book to anyone looking for a light read.

    18. I am a fan of Molly Campbell s humor blog and just discovered this gem A collection of brilliant flash fiction character studies, this book was obviously a precursor to her debut novel, Keep the Ends Loose which I also loved Campbell is a characterization master Highly entertaining And great illustrations by Randy Palmer Solid five stars

    19. A light, funny and entertaining read made up very short stories filled with very interesting characters I ve never read anything quite like it This book is the closest I ve come to reading that makes me feel as if I m people watching.

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