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Rot 2: The Tooth Hurts By Aidan J. Reid [Book Review]

Title: ROT 2: The Tooth Hurts
Author: Aidan J. Reid
Published:
December 23, 2017
Genre: Short Story, Dark Comedy
How I got the book: I received a free digital copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

Summary:

The Fairy Godmother needs a hitman

She thinks she’s found the right guy. Ray Jones – a recent convict and tooth fairy thief.

Unfortunately for her, he’s got other ideas.

My Review:

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I’m part of the review team for this series of shorts. After reading the first part, I was eager to read this one.

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Leaving off from part one, Ray Jones is saved by the Fairy Godmother herself, but not out of the kindness of her heart. She needs Ray to do her a favor; a favor that will grant Ray his freedom and even retirement from being a tooth fairy. But that task isn’t an easy one as he must kill a human.

The Fairy Godmother is certainly a piece of work in this short story series. Ultimately, Ray agrees because it’s either his life or the human’s. For the next 21 pages, we follow Ray as he scopes out the human and attempts to complete his task.

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This short story picked up right where the first part left off. There were no introductions and not too much backstory, which was great for me. The narration and the character of Ray Jones is hilarious and is so fun to read, despite the dire situations he gets himself into.

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Rot 2 was a great successor to Rot 1 and I’m looking forward to reading more of the series as it comes.

ROT 2: The Tooth Hurts by Aidan J. Reid gets…
4 stars book review4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote:

“She had told me it meant ‘Route To Kill’. Said it in a way like she was orderin’ a BLT sandwich. Want fries with that kill?” –Aidan J. Reid, Rot 2: The Tooth Hurts

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ROT 1: Origin Of The Feces By Aidan J. Reid [Book Review]

Rot by Aidan J. Reid

Title: ROT 1: Origin of the Feces
Author: Aidan J. Reid
Published: 
November 16, 2017
Genre: Short Story, Dark Comedy
How I got the book: I received a free digital copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

Summary:

Ray Jones isn’t like other tooth fairies.

He curses too much. Enjoys snorting fairy dust. And recently, he’s been tearing teeth out of kids’ mouths for profit.

He’ll tell you it’s because of The Rot. Then again, he’ll tell you anything to avoid walking the plank.

This is his story.

My Review:

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Aidan J. Reid’s books have always been on my list. So, when he sent out a newsletter about a review team, I was more than happy to agree. This was the first story given to me.

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Ray Jones is a tooth fairy who pretty much goes rogue. He has a snarky sense of humor and while he does his job, it’s not exactly done well. When the Fairy Godmother finds out what he’s doing, that means trouble for him.

This plot is uniquely done as I haven’t read many books surrounding a tooth fairy. It has an adult spin on a childhood fairytale and it’s done well.

The characters, though we’re not with them for too long, were great as well. Ray was a fun protagonist to follow around and I’m interested to see what he does next.

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This is a short story standing at about 22 pages, but while it’s short, it has a lot of information packed into it. The writing was cleverly done.

The narration was funny and each scene flowed well right into the next. The world from a tooth fairy’s point of view was well done and really opened a new world.

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While this isn’t the typical kind of story I would read myself if I had stumbled upon it in the bookstore, it was still a funny, quick read. It was something different, which was nice. I’m looking forward to the next one.

ROT 1: Origin of the Feces by Aidan J. Reid gets…
4 stars book review4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote:

“I hand over a badly rotten premolar. That’ll tell ’em.” –Aidan J. Reid, Rot

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