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Aspiring author Ivy Seidel accepts a part time position teaching writing to a group of convicted criminals hoping the experience will add depth and darkn. Ivy MFA young naive New York bartender and aspiring writer takes a job teaching writing to murderous psychopathic male prisoners This is A BIG MISTAKE And alas it is such an obvious mistake to the the reader that he begins to wonder about the praise given to this writer and this book It is almost enough to cause one to lose faith in Stephen King who calls the author his favorite American suspense novelist Could this be trueOr the Chicago Tribune who called this not just astonishing or exciting but astonishingly exciting And of course I like literate suspenseful fun an oxymoron as much as the Washington Post Book World you know but I also hope for some suspenseful respect for my literate fun loving brain So not to write this off as a total loss let me suggest some two star lessons Lesson one If you must take a job teaching writing to prisoners do not believe everything the prisoners will tell you There are many indications that they are not part of a culture of honestyLesson two Before you try to teach anyone anything about writing in the prison it might be wise to look up the words amoral manipulative and the phrase murderous psychopath Reflect briefly on them Then re read Lesson one Also re read something by Stephen King Continue to reflectLesson three For a writing teacher sudden but overpoweringly consensual sex with a prisoner is really YET ANOTHER MISTAKE but perhaps it is Lesson four just a bit less worse than the WORST MISTAKE involving a ladder and a pair of bolt cutters Never do this although I have found a good pair of bolt cutters to be a surprisingly useful tool even outside prisonSo if you take these lessons to heart reading this book will not have been a waste of time but if you re read Lessons one through four above you might be able to use the time in other ways

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Ess to her own workBut in the haunting writings of charismatic inmate Vance Harrow she discovers a talent possibly greater than her own And in the startl. I got such a kick out of this bookIvy Seidel is a writer And honestly we uickly realize she s not very good In fact she s not all that smart But Abrahams lets us come to both conclusions on our ownStill though she s likable And even though you can see her disastrous decisions coming from the instant she starts teaching at a prison but not so far in advance as to be annoying you want her to take the wrong path Because it s a hell of a lot interesting than the right one

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Ing disturbing stories Harrow has to tell Ivy finds a dangerous new purpose and a terrifying temptation that lures her into an inescapable world of shado. Per other reviews many readers have identifies this novel as having a weak main character that seems to lose credibility as the plot continues I found it intriguing for a completely different reason As a former teacher with students exhibiting severe behavioral challenges I continually identified with the inmates in the novel and saw terrifying connections between them and my struggling students It refocused me on how I worked with them and for that reason I chose 4 stars Fiction has a way of changing lives in unintentional manners


10 thoughts on “End of Story

  1. says:

    Ivy is an aspiring writer working as a waitress and dreaming dreams of literary glory When a writer friend hits a jackpot he offers her a chance to take over a teaching job he had been doing teaching a writing class at a state penitentiary in upstate New York Although it is a frightening experience it is also stimulating There is on

  2. says:

    This book is about a struggling author who is offered a part time job teaching writing in a men's prison She beco

  3. says:

    Ivy MFA young naive New York bartender and aspiring writer takes a job teaching writing to murderous psychopathic male prisoners This is A BIG MISTAKE And alas it is such an obvious mistake to the the reader that he begin

  4. says:

    I got such a kick out of this bookIvy Seidel is a writer And honestly we uickly realize she's not very good In fact she's not all that smart But Abrahams lets us come to both conclusions on our ownStill though she's likable And even though you can see her disastrous decisions coming from the instant she starts teaching at a prison but not so far in advance as to be annoying you want her to take the wrong path Because it

  5. says:

    Not always believable but that's fiction I rarely believe that a work of fiction could actually happen If that were the yardstick SALEM'S LOT wouldn't stand a chance Edgar Rice Burroughs would have had to drive a truck My novels would turn into doorstops Okay so this one didn't read like nonfiction So what? I read four or five one star reviews on Sheesh what a bunch of whiners

  6. says:

    Though this was somewhat of a slow read the ending sure made up for it I love it when an author actually surprises me and doesn't take the easy way out tying up all loose ends and saving the main characterCharacters were believable especially Ivy who just can't seem to make the right decision

  7. says:

    Okay so I like mysteriessuspense and I liked that the main character in this one is a woman Sure she was a little direction less bu

  8. says:

    Per other reviews many readers have identifies this novel as having a weak main character that seems to lose credibility as the plot continues I found it intriguing for a completely different reason As a former teacher with students exhibiting

  9. says:

    Now THIS is a damned good Abrahams bookI fell in love with Peter Abrahams about 15 years ago Each book was better than the lastSomewhere along the way I lost track of him When I started to catch up the newer books just weren’t doing it for me And at some point he started writing for kidsI still dig up his ol

  10. says:

    Wow Peter Abrahams delivers yet another lean mean hairpin corner thrill ride and does it again with ordinary people in ordinary settings The latter is the key to making suspense novels like End Of Story take off for the reader who can relate to characters like barkeepaspiring author Ivy Seidel and small town ne'er do well Vance Harrow much