Monday, November 20, 2017

[Short Story Review] Environmentally Friendly by Elias Zanbaka

Short Story Review of Environmentally Friendly by Elias Zanbaka

Environmentally Friendly by Elias Zanbaka is a quick and action-packed short story about a man chasing his inner demons.

I would recommend this one to readers that enjoy fast-reads that totally suck you in, even though you aren't totally sure what is going on until the very end.

Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way. 

Environmentally Friendly by Elias Zanbaka

Out of seven billion people, one man has declared war on Mother Nature and plans to bring it to its knees.

Out of all the criminals in Los Angeles, he's the number one target being hunted by the LAPD tonight.

And out of the entire LAPD, one officer is hell-bent on helping him complete his mission.

My thoughts:
Phew, this one certainly starts with a bang! Like I said above, I wasn't sure what in the world was actually going on throughout most of the story, but that didn't take away from it at all! I found the storyline and plot interesting. I also enjoyed the characters, for as much as we were able to get to know the in the short time of course.

My only complaint is that I struggled a bit with names because they weren't consistent. Most of the time, the narration focused on last names, sometimes it was full names, others it was a more generic term. However, the section that threw me the most was when the last name that had been continuously referenced suddenly swapped over to a first name that we had only seen once. Right then, I wasn't sure if a new character had entered the scene or not, and had to flip back a few pages to figure it out.

Thanks for reading!
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