I Didn't Mean to Kill My Best Friend by Kamuela Kaneshiro

I Didn't Mean to Kill My Best Friend

byKamuela Kaneshiro

Kobo ebook | March 22, 2012

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Getting rid of an article of trash can be difficult, there never seems to be any rubbish bins around when you need one. However this is a simple chore compared to the frustration and complexity of disposing a friend’s dead body.

"I Didn’t Mean to Kill My Best Friend" is a novella about two friends and their quest to dispose of a mutual friend’s body. Throughout the night, the duo is faced with various obstacles that prevent them from accomplishing their goal.

"I Didn’t Mean to Kill My Best Friend" is a comedic, entertaining look at the difficulties associated with this grim task.

Mild use of strong language and violent situations.

Word count: 12,172

What people are saying about this book:

Rebecca Hurst (5 out of 5) - U.K.
Brilliantly funny!

A wonderful debut, sharp and witty with a distinctly fresh writing style and new approach to the genre. This novella, 'I didn't mean to kill my best friend' is an intelligent investigation of the relationship of two friends, and uses the murder of their mutual friend to explore how little things about your friendship can lead to the stickiest of ends! What I loved most about this book was the visual elements, and I could very well imagine it as a manga, illustrated novel and film.


Defaye (5 out of 5) - U.K.
Exciting, Funny, Thrilling.

A really entertaining short story. Read it in one session and was glued to it. If you like a bit of a thrill, the plot is bang on. The story revolves around two friends trying to ditch their murdered, mutual friend. Coupled along the way with satirical humour and moments of suspense. Can already imagine a film adaptation.


Sheila Deeth (4 out of 5) - U.S.
Grim, humorous, odd and a fun short tale.

Two Steves make the beginning of this short story a little confusing, but the confusion's part of the tale so it has to be excused. The characters aren't particularly pleasing, but their dilemma evokes memories of comedy movies and there's an enjoyable inevitability to their inept efforts to both salve their consciences and get rid of the best friend / worst enemy's body.

While the conclusion is bounded by odd coincidence it has a certain logic of its own, preset by the story's direction. And there are some cleverly amusing discussions on the nature of life, death and relationships. The author has a nice touch with dialog and a casual off-beat humor. And the first person narration, mixing present tense thoughts with action in past tense, works surprisingly well.

Short, definitely not sweet, but entertaining in a grimly satirical way.

Title:I Didn't Mean to Kill My Best FriendFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 22, 2012Publisher:Kamuela KaneshiroLanguage:English

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