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Short, sad and almost completely pointless, this story did little to move past basic physical description.
It was one dimensional, the main character turned from being a normal grumpy old man to a raging lunatic in the span of two lines. While this could be accounted for by senility or dementia, it isn't properly explored (probably because of the length of the story - approx. 31 pages) it is suggested, hinted at, whispered throughout the story, but there was something missing.
I barely know anything about the main character, little is known about his life before or after the incident either. The language used, although part of his character, was rather shallow in terms of adding information for the reader. There were series of events that made no addition to the story either. Why were they there? Because it was fun to write?
The writing was sound in terms of the mechanics, unfortunately, the story just seemed completely pointless to me.
**NOTE: I was provided with an electronic version of this book in return for an honest review**