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Serial Remember the twin golden rules of hitchhiking Don t go hitchhiking because the driver who picks you up could be certifiably crazy Don t pick up hitchhikers because the traveler you pick up could

  • Title: Serial
  • Author: Jack Kilborn Blake Crouch
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Serial By Jack Kilborn Blake Crouch, Remember the twin golden rules of hitchhiking 1 Don t go hitchhiking, because the driver who picks you up could be certifiably crazy 2 Don t pick up hitchhikers, because the traveler you pick up could be raving nutcase.So what if, on some dark, isolated road, Crazy 1 offered a ride to Nutcase 2 When two of the most twisted minds in the world of horror fiction faceRemember the twin golden rules of hitchhiking 1 Don t go hitchhiking, because the driver who picks you up could be certifiably crazy 2 Don t pick up hitchhikers, because the traveler you pick up could be raving nutcase.So what if, on some dark, isolated road, Crazy 1 offered a ride to Nutcase 2 When two of the most twisted minds in the world of horror fiction face off, the result is SERIAL, a terrifying tale of hitchhiking gone terribly wrong Like a deeply twisted version of an After School Special, SERIAL is the single most persuasive public service announcement on the hazards of free car rides Beyond a thrilling piece of horrifying suspense, SERIAL is also a groundbreaking experiment in literary collaboration Kilborn wrote the first part Crouch wrote the second And they wrote the third together over email in 100 word exchanges, not aware of each other s opening section All bets were off, and may the best psycho win.

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    1. I heard a lot of bad things about this book and, well, I m the sort of masochist that reads the comments on news articles online I was both pleased and disappointed by this book To begin with, I loved the basic idea of the story, which is what drew me to borrow a kindle and read it Despite the many bad things I d heard, I found the story to be well written, especially considering it was a collaboration I was impressed by the fact that I couldn t tell where the influence and or actual writing of [...]

    2. 2.0 stars Like a lot of people, I got sucked into reading this based on all of the hype That said, it was okay and I am not sorry I read it It was short and fairly interesting However, if I did not know the background regarding how this very short book came into being, I would have finished the book and asked the quesitonOkay, so what was the point

    3. A short almost funny story that s absolutely horrific at the same time I m really not sure if I should recommend it since it is so realistically horrible.

    4. Kilborn doesn t mince words, just body parts in this engrossing short story which picks up literally where Truck Stop left off Donaldson s god complex, thirst for blood and need for complete victim submission come to fore in Serial at the expense of a naive hitchhiker Kilborn teams Donaldson with yet another antagonist with a fetish for the macabre whose drive is that of the imposing serial killer yet far unassuming Expect terror at every turn of the road Serial delivers on its relentless purs [...]

    5. First a clarification the story itself gets one star The other star is for the afterword correspondence between the authors that my copy included.Over all it was poorly written horror porn spun off from an interesting Creative Writing 102 starter seed what if a serial killer hitchhiker comes in contact with a serial killer long haul driver Answer horrible gory things described in far too much detail for such a short story I love a good horror novel, and I ve usually got a pretty strong stomach f [...]

    6. I stumbled on this in my usual unplanned way I have been following the current dispute over ebook pricing and the battle now enjoined between , Apple, and the Big Six minus 1 Konrath has a blog called A Newbies Guide to Publishing in which he documents his anti DRM approach to digital publishing It worth a read Anyway, he has brought out several of his backlist and short stories as inexpensive digital books and Truck Stop, really a short novella, was my first It s a confrontation between his det [...]

    7. This book is very good Remember the two golden rules of hitchhiking 1 Don t go hitchhiking, because the driver who picks you up could be certifiably crazy 2 Don t pick up hitchhikers, because the traveler you pick up could be raving nutcase.So what if, on some dark, isolated road, Crazy 1 offered a ride to Nutcase 2 this book sets two serial killers against each other and it is great also the authors wrote part one and two separately and then wrote part three together over email Well done and ju [...]

    8. Joe Konrath aka Jack Kilborn is leading the charge for self publishing e books He s trying to change the way authors work, for the better of everyone well, except for the publishing houses and literary agents who used to make much money than their authors did One of the things involved in self publishing is promoting your own work, and that s what Konrath has done here with Serial Hitchhiking isn t safe You could get picked up by a crazy person Alternatively, if you re the driver, you could be [...]

    9. A brief, twisted short story romp between two road warrior psychos one who picks up hitchhikers and tortures them and the other who waits to be picked up and tortures the driver What makes this short story even interesting is it was written by two writers, JA Konrath writing as Jack Killborn and Blake Crouch There is a behind the scenes interview between both writers involving how they wrote this story that is also worth reading.It s all over too fast to dig into the meat of either character, p [...]

    10. What happens when two psychotic minds come together A story that will make the reader gasp and race through pages at lightening speed I have not read anything else by these authors, though I do have of Jack Kilborn s works in my TBR pile, including Afraid I knew going into Serial that this was not a story for the weak stomached nor the easily offended Yes, it is gory, graphic and incredibly visual, however that is what makes it an appealing read There is no sweet coating and the story begins wi [...]

    11. So this is the first book read on my brand spanking new Kindle Love to my fabulous brother for getting me the gift of the year, a portable reader I can take anywhere and add to whenever I wantSo back to the book, this short collaborative story combines the talents of two horror writers on the subject of hitchhikingWhat do you think would happen if a guy who preys on picking up and killing hitchhikers meets a hitchhiker who preys on torturing and killing those who pick them upThis story answers t [...]

    12. My husband was goofing around with my Kindle and found this one for free We both agreed that the premise sounded awesome what happens when a psycho driver who kills hitchhikers, picks up a psycho hitchhiker who kills drivers I started reading it before he did, and I regretted it pretty quickly The first scene is SO gross, and SO gory I know they warn you about it beforehand, but it s so gory that I feel it really takes away from the premise of the story I kind of breezed through the rest of the [...]

    13. So I won a Kindle Yep, that s right won it Shocked as I was I wanted some free content and got this book from It is a quick read, took me maybe 45 minutes, but only minutes into the book it had me sitting up in bed horrified at the wonderfully horrid writing of the tale of two serial killers The book is not a five as it was a collaborative effort which in a way should make it rate higher but I am being a bit picker these days as I can t rate everything a five, can I The book is well written and [...]

    14. After using my Prime free library book on Pines loved it during October I was short for a book at the end of the month I luckily found the free PDF version of Serial on the Blake Crouch website and read it on my kindle one night before sleep Yes, I was able to go to sleep, just not gonna go hitchhiking It is a twisted plot and pretty morbid as you visualize the actions, yet so far fetched a reality I found myself being amused too I thought about the book the next morning and found myself so surp [...]

    15. Well, I read this book based on a recommendation by my daughter I should be afraid This has some very gruesome parts I mean take the warnings at the beginning seriously But, the ending was terrific A note I read in a review stated this short story should be a public service warning to avoid hitchhiking or picking up any hitchhikers Well, I m too old now to consider ever doing this but in my youth, well, thankfully I am still here to read this story

    16. This collaboration between J A Konrath pen name Jack Kilborn and Black Crouch is visceral and darkly humorous Very short and worthy page turner Will definitely read by both authors Oh and the little mutual interview at the end of the story if fun to read, too.

    17. Wow, that was an amazing read, but pretty weird and creepy I m speechless after reading this, I have absolutely no idea how to word my thoughts.Except, this is an absolute must read As long as you re down with violence if not, avoid this.

    18. Couldn t finish it Too gruesome Liked Kilborn Konrath s other book, Afraid But this one was just too graphic, pushing the gore element beyond what was reasonable for the story.

    19. I really couldn t decide whether to rate this a 2 or a 3 It was very gory, but then when you re writing about serial killers that s to be expected, just be prepared for a squirmy read It was free on kindle and the ending was good, so both of those points counted in its favor.That was my original review of this and I m sticking to it However, having read some of the other review blasting it, I feel the need to defend it This is a horror novella, it was made blatantly obvious to any readers In the [...]

    20. OMG Why had I not read this yet Honestly, I remember reading the plot view spoiler Serial killer picks up hitch hiking serial killer hide spoiler and I ve gone through my Jack Ketchum novels numerous times looking for that synopsis.Chalk it up to a Derp Moment, a blonde moment, sheer stupidity, whatever I ve read it now HAVE YOU WHY NOT You ve got nothing better to do right now go read it It s a short story I ll waitI went back after the story to read about the writing process, I think a project [...]

    21. I loved the concept of this book Psycho 1 picks up hitchhikers and kills them Psycho 2 hitchhikes and kills the people who pick her up So what happens when Psycho 1 picks up Psycho 2 This novella was a collaboration between two writers One wrote chapter 1 Psycho 1 picks up someone he kills , the other wrote chapter 2 Psycho 2 gets picked up by people she kills , and then they took turns writing 100 words or so of chapter 3 where the Psycho 1 picks up Psycho 2 It was a clever premise, cleverly ex [...]

    22. What I thought was interesting about this book was the way it was written Two bestselling authors wrote it without the other one knowing hte characters thoughts and actions The first chapter was written entirely without the knowledge of what the other author wrote in the second chapter Each of these deals with a serial killer where one is a hitch hiker that kills and the other is a driver that picks up hitch hikers and kills them Then the third and final chapter brings these two together The las [...]

    23. What happens when you take a serial killer who picks up hitchhikers for his victims, then have him pick up a hitchhiker who is also a serial killer and who gets rides from her victims Well, I won t tell you, but it is an extremely unexpected ending Jack Kilborn and Blake Crouch two authors I had not read collaborated on this free e book It has three chapters The first chapter profiles one of the killers The second profiles the other And in the third they meet Reading the interview with the autho [...]

    24. Interesting Concept of Serial KillersThe story was interesting, but much too short to make the characters realistic The authors seemed to be competing on who could get his part of the story done in the least amount of words It reminds me of essays where the teacher requires a minimum of 500 words and the students would count each word written hoping the word count was enough to meet the requirement I am hesitant to read either writer s solo work for fear of an intriguing idea being lost after th [...]

    25. The short story, Serial, co authored by Jack Kilborn and Blake Crouch is the ultimate cautionary tale for any, free spirit, considering the act of hitchhiking Upon completion of this extremely gruesome tale this reader not only felt like she had, hit the road, to horror, but had been dragged all the way down it Yep, no carpooling, peace loving, eco friendly hippies here people I ll take my own vehicle from now on.

    26. Gruesome short story Very explicit violence This is NOT a novel it s only three chapters long After the third and last chapter I expected the book to progress with the tale of a futile police investigation or something I couldn t believe the book was only three chapters At least it was free on my Kindle so there s nothing to feel ripped off about it If you decide to get it, hope you have a strong stomach.

    27. This short fiction ebook is interesting for its gimmick Kilborn wrote the first part, Crouch wrote the second part and they collaborated on the third part Unfortunately it is the only thing interesting about the story Two totally unlikable and boring serial killers meet each other in a plot whose gruesomeness far exceeds any entertainment value Not badly written, just bad.

    28. A short ebook with two short stories that intertwine into a third Each are about a serial killer who picks up hitch hikers and brutally murders them Quite on the gruesome side The ironic part is that in the last part, they pick up each other and in the end, come to their own demise by trying to kill one another.

    29. Serial killers getting their just desserts I also love Minor Spoiler the female serial killer, especially one that is all of 5 feet tall I like this author for that, not all of the killers are men Good, fast read Loved it

    30. it was okay just a little too macabre for my taste, however with a title like serial i should have known what it would be like.

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