Death by Scrabble

October 6, 2009
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An American author, called Charlie Fish, created a website, Fiction on the Web, where you can write short story. On this website, there is a fiction written by Mr. Fish and called Death by Scrabble. I think this story is as good as a burned cake. At first, you think it will not be that bad, but after you taste it, it is a lot worst than what you thought.

The story Death by Scrabble starts on a hot and humid Sunday afternoon, when two people, who hate each other and are married together, are playing Scrabble. The narrator (husband) notices that the words being formed on the game come true. So, he decides to try to use the words to kill his wife. Will he succeed?

When you start reading the text, you think something special will happen, but the narrator and his wife are only playing Scrabble. Even if the game is magic, it is still a game of Scrabble, which means it is not really interesting. Also, the main character, an angry guy, unhappy and full of hate for his wife, looks so sympathetic that you absolutely do not want to meet him. When you read about him, it makes you a little bit angry, because he has a bad attitude: he hates a lot his wife, but he stays with her, probably because he does not have the gut to leave her. So, the only thing he does is saying how much he hates his wife, which is annoying, useless and makes me angry.

Finally, Death by Scrabble is a bad story, because it is not interesting and the main character makes you angry by his attitude. So, you should not read this story, unless you want to be bored and angry.

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Irritated reader said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 9:28 pm
Okay first of all if you're trying to write a review for this story you need to look at the good and bad qualities. Every author has issues with their pieces, but there are also good qualities to them. Personally I really enjoyed Death By Scrabble and wish it was published. But back to discussing your writting. Your comparison was kind of passionless, it sounds stunted and makes me feel that you were being forced to write this review. Try using a better allegory, one thats more original and... (more »)
moon_26 said...
Nov. 24, 2009 at 5:52 pm
Wow!!! I like the way you wrote your text and the sarcasm is well used.
mer13 said...
Oct. 25, 2009 at 1:52 pm
Anouk, I like a lot your comparison between the story and a burned cake!!! Really funny and also true!!
Emma R. replied...
Nov. 6, 2009 at 3:06 pm
For sure, it was a pretty comparison!
Emma R. said...
Oct. 25, 2009 at 1:49 pm
I think you are right for some things you said. For sure, the text was not a bruned cake for me but... Your vision is well applied and your text is awesome.
Keep going!
Poetic_blue said...
Oct. 18, 2009 at 12:42 pm
I've read the story, and see none of that. It acctually made me want to play that kind of Scrabble.
And in my opinion, if you make a comment on how the author continues to restate the smae things, I wouldn't do that in your review.
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