Official Review: Impressions by Dan Groat

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Re: Official Review: Impressions by Dan Groat

Post by AA1495 » 10 Jan 2017, 13:12

Bandersnatch wrote:This sounds like a really nice book. I love when stories manage to surprise me, especially since these days they're hard to come by. Great review!
I'm sure you'll love this book - I hope you give it a chance! Thank You for your comment! :D

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Vermont Reviews wrote:Great review. I did purchase this book to add to my 2017 reading list.
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I hope you like it. Do let me know your review of the book when you finish reading it. Thank You for your comment! :D

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Kdonegan91 wrote:Great review! I can't wait to read more. I absolutely love books like this. I find it amazing how the stories have very little character detail but yet the reader connects with the character.
I'm sure you'll like most stories. I hope you chose to read this book. Thank You for your comment! :D

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Strangerthanfiction wrote:Great review! I love the idea of so many short stories in one place especially when they turn out to have unexpected endings. Congrats to the author on such a wonderful review. I will definitely be purchasing this book. Thanks so much for sharing.
I hope you like it. Let me know your review of the book when you finish reading it. Thank You so much! :D

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Post by L_Therese » 10 Jan 2017, 13:37

55 short stories has got to be hard to develop, but I'm glad to know that the author did such a good job overall creating interesting and engaging characters and continuously surprising the reader. Grammar errors are too bad, though.

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Post by jamesabr » 10 Jan 2017, 13:40

I like the idea of flash fiction stories being this inspirational. The OCD story sounded especially interesting. Thanks for the review!

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Post by AA1495 » 10 Jan 2017, 13:41

L_Therese wrote:55 short stories has got to be hard to develop, but I'm glad to know that the author did such a good job overall creating interesting and engaging characters and continuously surprising the reader. Grammar errors are too bad, though.
The author did a good job overall. I hope you give the book a chance! Thank You for your comment! :D

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jamesabr wrote:I like the idea of flash fiction stories being this inspirational. The OCD story sounded especially interesting. Thanks for the review!
It was very interesting! I hope you give the book a chance! Thank You for your comment! :D

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Post by greenstripedgiraffe » 10 Jan 2017, 13:54

Nice review! Your review totally matches my thoughts after reading through the online sample. The author has some incredible talent to paint such complete pictures with so few words.
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Post by AA1495 » 10 Jan 2017, 14:02

greenstripedgiraffe wrote:Nice review! Your review totally matches my thoughts after reading through the online sample. The author has some incredible talent to paint such complete pictures with so few words.
I agree. I hope you read the book further. Thank You so much! :D

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Post by James Craft » 10 Jan 2017, 14:37

Congrats on the great review! I love stories with unexpected endings, so I'll get this one and check it out for sure!

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Post by mindyg123 » 10 Jan 2017, 14:41

Awesome review. Congrats on being BOTD. I love short stories and with the review stating most are inspirational makes it even more interesting . I will definitely be reading this compilation of short stories.

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Post by CrescentMoon » 10 Jan 2017, 14:47

I like the inspiring messages given in each short story. It sounds very uplifting. Great review!

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Post by Sarah_Khan » 10 Jan 2017, 14:48

This sounds like a touching novel, great job on the review!

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Post by AA1495 » 10 Jan 2017, 14:56

James Craft wrote:Congrats on the great review! I love stories with unexpected endings, so I'll get this one and check it out for sure!
That's nice to hear! Let me know how you like it once you read it! Thanks for your comment! :D

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mindyg123 wrote:Awesome review. Congrats on being BOTD. I love short stories and with the review stating most are inspirational makes it even more interesting . I will definitely be reading this compilation of short stories.
Thank You so much! I hope you enjoy reading the book! :D

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CrescentMoon wrote:I like the inspiring messages given in each short story. It sounds very uplifting. Great review!
It is uplifting. Thank You for your comment! :D

-- 10 Jan 2017, 14:59 --
Sarah_Khan wrote:This sounds like a touching novel, great job on the review!
Some stories were touching! Thank You so much! :D

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Post by Jories4 » 10 Jan 2017, 15:04

A great book with powerful stories and different topicsm I will definitely be checking this one out. Thanks for your review
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Post by Esies98 » 10 Jan 2017, 15:12

Impresive review, i am always willing to read inspiring stories, specially ones with such a good rating. Thanks!

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Post by AA1495 » 10 Jan 2017, 15:18

Jories4 wrote:A great book with powerful stories and different topics I will definitely be checking this one out. Thanks for your review
I hope you like it! Thank You for the comment! :D

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Esies98 wrote:Impresive review, i am always willing to read inspiring stories, specially ones with such a good rating. Thanks!
I hope you give this book a chance! I think you'll like it. Thank You for your comment! :D

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Post by bluegreenmarina » 10 Jan 2017, 15:20

Wow how interesting about the endings... makes me curious to read this, even though I typically stay away from short story collections. It's also quite a skill to be able to craft a good story within such a small number of pages!

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