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This is a collection of short stories for the digital age, complete with references to social media (facebook) and technological gadgets from e-readers to smart phones. All nine stories are recent and firmly anchored in our fast-changing, globalized world. For each story, Claude Nougat gives a quick hint of what inspired her: Death on Facebook: culture clashes or how an inn This is a collection of short stories for the digital age, complete with references to social media (facebook) and technological gadgets from e-readers to smart phones. All nine stories are recent and firmly anchored in our fast-changing, globalized world. For each story, Claude Nougat gives a quick hint of what inspired her: Death on Facebook: culture clashes or how an innocent picture posted on the world’s largest social network can have deadly consequences. (Story set in India) The Great Hacker Heist: when virtual reality overtakes the physical world or how video games can unexpectedly disrupt normal lives. (Setting: USA) Wickedness on Wikipedia: when an excess of information comforts prejudice and leads to irrational behavior and tragedy.(Setting: France) I Will Not Leave You Behind: when our fixation on staying young is taken to its extreme logical conclusion. (Setting: USA in the future) Diary of a 98 year-old Lady: recounted from the point of view of a senior citizen, it records the frustrations of becoming dependent on others, especially in the digital age. (Setting: Italy, Rome) The Prince and the Art Dealer: the excesses of Contemporary Art or a tale of gullibility.(Setting: An Arab Gulf State) Kill Mamma: when parents’ unrealistic expectations for their children become like the walls of a prison and the only escape is murder. (Setting: Italy, Parma) The Ice Maker: unexpected and tragic fallouts of a war when the occupying power belongs to another civilization. (Setting: Iraq) Good-bye Melinda: studying abroad can have unwanted, lethal results. (Setting: Italy, Florence) The book is short: about 22,000 words.


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This is a collection of short stories for the digital age, complete with references to social media (facebook) and technological gadgets from e-readers to smart phones. All nine stories are recent and firmly anchored in our fast-changing, globalized world. For each story, Claude Nougat gives a quick hint of what inspired her: Death on Facebook: culture clashes or how an inn This is a collection of short stories for the digital age, complete with references to social media (facebook) and technological gadgets from e-readers to smart phones. All nine stories are recent and firmly anchored in our fast-changing, globalized world. For each story, Claude Nougat gives a quick hint of what inspired her: Death on Facebook: culture clashes or how an innocent picture posted on the world’s largest social network can have deadly consequences. (Story set in India) The Great Hacker Heist: when virtual reality overtakes the physical world or how video games can unexpectedly disrupt normal lives. (Setting: USA) Wickedness on Wikipedia: when an excess of information comforts prejudice and leads to irrational behavior and tragedy.(Setting: France) I Will Not Leave You Behind: when our fixation on staying young is taken to its extreme logical conclusion. (Setting: USA in the future) Diary of a 98 year-old Lady: recounted from the point of view of a senior citizen, it records the frustrations of becoming dependent on others, especially in the digital age. (Setting: Italy, Rome) The Prince and the Art Dealer: the excesses of Contemporary Art or a tale of gullibility.(Setting: An Arab Gulf State) Kill Mamma: when parents’ unrealistic expectations for their children become like the walls of a prison and the only escape is murder. (Setting: Italy, Parma) The Ice Maker: unexpected and tragic fallouts of a war when the occupying power belongs to another civilization. (Setting: Iraq) Good-bye Melinda: studying abroad can have unwanted, lethal results. (Setting: Italy, Florence) The book is short: about 22,000 words.

32 review for Death on Facebook, Short Stories for the Digital Age

  1. 4 out of 5

    Alana Woods

    I find it harder to review a short story collection than I do a full length novel. Instead of looking at one story development and its characters it is necessary to look at and assess multiples. But here I go. Claude Nougat, in this collection of nine stories, shows she has a nice feel for narrative and dialogue. The quality barely wavers throughout. I say 'barely' because sentence construction in 'The great hacker heist' caused me to pause and re-read, and in 'The ice maker' it was unclear to me I find it harder to review a short story collection than I do a full length novel. Instead of looking at one story development and its characters it is necessary to look at and assess multiples. But here I go. Claude Nougat, in this collection of nine stories, shows she has a nice feel for narrative and dialogue. The quality barely wavers throughout. I say 'barely' because sentence construction in 'The great hacker heist' caused me to pause and re-read, and in 'The ice maker' it was unclear to me several times who had spoken or acted. Short story writing is an art in itself. There isn’t time to flesh out characters but the author has to convey enough in the brief time they have on page for the reader to get at least a feel for them. Same with plot line: for a short story to work the reader has to be immersed immediately as there isn’t time for preamble and scene building. The author shows she is adept at both. The author also has an easy-to-read style which doesn’t waver throughout the stories which all revolve in some way around the problems thrown up by the digital age, be they cultural or otherwise related. It’s like listening to someone talking to you. Let me focus on several that resonated particularly. 'I will not leave you behind': whew, what a story, what an ending, so matter-of-fact, so beautifully told. 'Diary of a 98 year old lady': so sadly real. 'The prince and the art dealer' with its sing-song quality. It immediately brought to mind 'One thousand and one nights' and 'The emperor’s new clothes'.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Robin

    There were some really interesting stories in here. I enjoyed the varied settings and characters. I also liked the intensity of the stories. They were clever and interesting and well written. I also enjoyed the modern day elements. I did find a few typos, however, but I'd still recommend the book to anyone who likes slightly darker stories, mysteries, or thrillers. Reason for not being 5 stars - a few of the stories I could figure out the ending too early. I also think the paragraph prior to eac There were some really interesting stories in here. I enjoyed the varied settings and characters. I also liked the intensity of the stories. They were clever and interesting and well written. I also enjoyed the modern day elements. I did find a few typos, however, but I'd still recommend the book to anyone who likes slightly darker stories, mysteries, or thrillers. Reason for not being 5 stars - a few of the stories I could figure out the ending too early. I also think the paragraph prior to each story kind of told too much about what the stories were going to be about, spoiling them a little in some ways.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lee Holz

    Death on Facebook is the title of the first of a fascinating collection of short stories. If you appreciate irony and the macabre, you will enjoy these. The writing is spare, direct and efficient, just what is required for very short fiction with real impact. I can’t remember stories with greater punch since I last read the stories penned by the great Saki (H. H. Munro). 5 stars and highly recommended.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Adam Vanzant

    Love this book, I reread it after finishing it. Some stories were good, a few were great.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Claude Forthomme

  6. 4 out of 5

    Donna K. O'Hara

  7. 4 out of 5

    Chris

  8. 4 out of 5

    Verena

  9. 4 out of 5

    Fiona Lane

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sloth

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lottie Elliott

  12. 4 out of 5

    David Atkinson

  13. 4 out of 5

    I.J. Vern

  14. 5 out of 5

    Rospergs

  15. 5 out of 5

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  16. 5 out of 5

    Mirvan. Ereon

  17. 4 out of 5

    Rick-Founder JM CM BOOK CLUB

  18. 4 out of 5

    Shamsh

  19. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

  20. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

  21. 5 out of 5

    Laura

  22. 4 out of 5

    Pip

  23. 4 out of 5

    Arlene Schindler

  24. 4 out of 5

    Erika

  25. 5 out of 5

    Simon Bundgaard

  26. 5 out of 5

    Juliana Nicola

  27. 5 out of 5

    Murphy

  28. 4 out of 5

    Gina M Jordan

  29. 4 out of 5

    Tara Walker

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

  31. 4 out of 5

    M.T. Bostick

  32. 4 out of 5

    Megan

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