Last Breath... SPOILERS!

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Last Breath... SPOILERS!

Postby miamiheat on Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:17 am

Just finished this one, and I didn't see a topic posted for it yet.

This story was creepy (in a good way) and while I was reading, I expected the story to end with Alinger being a villain and killing them all.

I was quite surprised at how the story actually ended, and I had to laugh at the dark humor in the final twist! :twisted:

Nice job!
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Postby Barry_Wood on Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:34 am

I enjoyed Last Breath very much. It gave me the creeps. It seemed so real while reading it. This story is one of the first few stories I've ever read of Joe's. Very nicely written.
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Postby Betsy_Boo on Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:04 am

I think what I liked best about this story is that it was like nothing else I ever read. Joe has an amazing imagination! I kept wondering if I would go into this "museum"...I know it would freak me out, but I think the curiosity would get the better of me. I found the character of the boy most fascinating...handing the doctor the bag at the end, I couldn't help but wonder what was going through his mind. Would he want to listen to his mother's last breath?
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Postby Barry_Wood on Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:45 pm

Betsy, I too found the character of the boy most fascinating from beginning to end.
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Postby Mr._Hex on Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:46 pm

Last Breath is a very creative idea for a story that's executed admirably.
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Postby LauraK on Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:27 pm

I kept thinking of the game, lol, and visualizing Alinger. Loved the end...

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Postby LoganRaider on Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:38 pm

Reminded me of a Bradbury story, very short and with an idea that I hadn't really seen before.
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Postby Dana_Jean on Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:17 am

This is how I pictured Dr. Alinger. That creepy guy from the movie PHANTASM. (That was the name, right?)

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And I would so go to a museum like this. I would listen to every single breath.
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Postby supreme on Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:24 pm

lol thats just about what i see him like also! I love this story and
its the one that stays with me....Im finding myself thinking about it
all the time...it was also very suspenseful waiting to see what was
going to happen at the end and it was a great ending but i thought
the boy was kind of unaffected by his mothers death...almost
indifferent to it lol
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Postby KingoftheHill on Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:37 pm

Very tidy little gem. As was already said, it was unique and well written. The ending was perfect!!! :twisted:

I wonder what the mom heard from the burn victim? Maybe she "heard" the smell of charred flesh or something cool like that! 8)
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Re: Last Breath... SPOILERS!

Postby mojomofo1 on Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:11 pm

miamiheat wrote:Just finished this one, and I didn't see a topic posted for it yet.

This story was creepy (in a good way) and while I was reading, I expected the story to end with Alinger being a villain and killing them all.

I was quite surprised at how the story actually ended, and I had to laugh at the dark humor in the final twist! :twisted:

Nice job!



This is almost exactly what I was going to say. I wonder what was in the jar that the mother heard???
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