Will Williams (Disorder collection)

Will Williams (Disorder collection)

In the modern retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's 'William Wilson' by the author of 'The Old drift,' a young black man's paranoia escalates as he is followed, challenged, and terrorized by a doppelgänger bent on sabotaging his life. Ever since high school, somebody's been playing the echo game on Will Williams. A look-alike with the same tattoos and the same name has been In the modern retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's 'William Wilson' by the author of 'The Old drift,' a young black man's paranoi...

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Title:Will Williams (Disorder collection)
Author:Namwali Serpell
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Genres:Short Stories
ISBN:B07RHMG4JV
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:20 pages pages

Will Williams (Disorder collection) Reviews

  • Darrell
    Aug 25, 2019
    "Will Williams" by Namwali Serpell is a modern retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's story "William Wilson" (itself based on Washington Irving's story "An Unwritten Drama of Lord Byron"). The titular narrator is haunted by another kid who looks like him and even has the same name as him. His ...
  • Tania
    Aug 08, 2019
    Not what it seems Saying too much about what I really think this story says would be a major spoiler, but what I'm sure of is that you cant take what's being said at face value. This is one of those stories where you read between the lines. Will Williams swears he has a doppelganger...
  • TL
    Jul 05, 2019
    *Read for free with Kindle Unlimited and Audible for the audiobook* My favorite of the bunch so far:) Quotes: Williams. Will Williams. Yeah, you can call me that. My real name brought me a whole lotta trouble in my life, blowing in and outta all of these yappety lips, soured u...
  • Bandit
    Sep 06, 2019
    Continuing checking out various Amazon Single collections, this one, the disorder series, is really quite good. So here you have a modernized ghettoized version of a Poe?s story about?well, this actually depends on how you read it, it?s either about an evil doppelganger or a diss...
  • TNae Wilcox
    Jul 01, 2019
    A page-turner! This author hit the story out of the park! The narrative drive and language made the reading experience wonderfully horrific and real. I?ll definitely be looking her up. ...
  • Pamela Scott
    Jul 14, 2019
    https://thebookloversboudoir.wordpres... This is another dud in the Disorder series for me. I haven?t read the Poe story, William Wilson before so maybe I would have enjoyed this more if I had? Who knows? I liked the premise of the story but it just doesn?t work for me. The stor...
  • Marsha
    Aug 08, 2019
    This free from Audible/Amazon short story is a modern retelling of an Edgar Allan Poe short story which I have not read. The narration was done well and I liked the story well enough to seek out the Poe version. ...
  • Jami
    Jul 07, 2019
    This was a short story and part of the Amazon Disorder collection. The story was well written and did a good job showing someone in mental health crisis. I never read the Poe story this was based on so I have no comparison. ...
  • Renee (The B-Roll)
    Jul 05, 2019
    The final installment of this collection,Will Williams was another really weird tale for me. This is a modern-day retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's William Wilson; a story that I have also not read. This story focuses on Will Williams, who is incarcerated for crimes he claims he didn't co...
  • Tania
    Jan 08, 2020
    Another novella forming part of the Disorder collection, which explores a world losing its balance. I listened to this one and the narrator, JD Jackson, did a phenomenal job and took the experience to a whole other level. People either seem to love or hate this short, and I think th...
  • Lisa
    Jul 06, 2019
    Modern re-telling of Edgar Allan Poe story Criminal in prison tells the story of how he ended up in there. I never read the original story but this story just did not ring true with me. It seems the whole story he blamed an identical looking kid with the same name for all the really...
  • Aisha
    Aug 31, 2019
    Now this was a quick, GOOD READ! He thinks that another is the cause of all of his troubles, but the reality is he?s the cause of his own problems. He?s managed to see himself as separate from the evil side of him that commits wrongdoing and attempts to place the blame on a dopp...
  • Lili
    Jan 05, 2020
    "People started talking about it - how it's in the blood and how you can't escape it." A thought provoking read about a 'haunted' boy growing into a man, with no one acknowledging what he is saying because 'he just has bad blood'. ...
  • Tara Jo
    Jul 27, 2019
    Kept me on the edge of my seat I really enjoyed how the book was written in the language spoken. Page after page the story was getting even better. Then it stopped. That's why I rate it with 4 stars; I wished it hadn't ended so abruptly. I wanted more! ...
  • B.A. Wilson
    Sep 17, 2019
    Nope. This collection just isn't doing it for me. I'm 3 deep and haven't really enjoyed any of them so far. I should probably stop, but I keep thinking the next short story might be amazing, if I just hold out. Pages: 20 ...
  • Kira Simion
    Jul 11, 2019
    Free kindle book and audiobook for Amazon Prime members. Narration: while I don?t listen to audiobooks often, I can enjoy them. This one was a 2.5/5 Plot: this is a retelling of an Edgar Allen Poe story. However it is much too short and unexplained. 2/5 2/5. What? Interestin...
  • Krystal Gibson
    Jul 16, 2019
    Apparently this is based off of an Edgar Allen Poe story, one I haven't read, so it really didn't make much sense overall. I didn't care for this one at all. I don't mind being confused in a story if it all comes together, but this one didn't. I get his mental state was off, but this w...
  • Dee Cherry
    Jul 03, 2019
    Interesting modern day twist to this story. Will's life and mind are in a disturbed state as he described troubles that has him in present predicament. Good read ...
  • Chava
    Jul 10, 2019
    This retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's William Wilson was an interesting read and I have to say, Namwali Serpell did a superb job re-imagining this. As a Poe-junkie, I really appreciated this. Great ending to a really interesting Amazon collection. I love these and I definitely found ...
  • Sarah
    Jan 01, 2020
    A really fantastic short story- sort of mind bendy. I was questioning what was going on the whole time, and the ending, IIRC, was really powerful. The audio was perfect. ...
  • Honya
    Jun 30, 2019
    Will knows he?s done plenty of bad things in his life. But the things he?s gotten caught for, gotten in trouble for? He swears those were never actually him. . . . In this contemporary retelling of Poe?s ?William Wilson,? we are given an intriguing look into the mind of a ...
  • Kathy
    Nov 30, 2019
    Enjoyed this ...
  • Sharon
    Aug 16, 2019
    I do not know what to think about this or how to rate it. I found the story interesting. Did I believe him? I am not sure, because most people in prison say that they are innocent of the crime they are sent there for. If this is the story he is telling to prove his innocence, well it i...
  • Fiona Andrew
    Jul 29, 2019
    One life One life or two! Was the narrator seeing ghosts, was the other Will real or a vision trying to stop hm from doing bad. You grab a copy and decide for yourself. Highly recommend. ...
  • Kayla
    Jul 30, 2019
    I think many of the short stories in this collection are misunderstood. This is another one I've come across that was wonderfully written and thought provoking, yet a lot of people don't seem to get the point. I could be off base because I never read the original by Edgar Allan Poe, bu...
  • BL
    Jul 05, 2019
    This is my first book by this author Namwali Serpell. This was part of the Disorder collection series and was kind of weird for me. I am not sure I would read another book by this author but it was a short story and did not take long to read. It does leave a lot to the imagination....
  • Vonny Farrell
    Jul 09, 2019
    Superb writing. If she didn?t read some Stephen King as a kid I?d be shocked, because her narrative is clean and clear and psychologically intense like his. But, the stuff about the school? Classic Edgar A. Poe...it made me smile, because I actually taught in a school that had r...
  • Dori
    Jul 02, 2019
    Wow - a thought-provoking story I?ve never been inside that world. But after reading this short story, I have a tiny glimpse into one man?s mind and realize many of us have destructive triggers. For whatever reason, we?re suddenly on the other side of a conflict, wondering how...
  • Anomaly
    Aug 05, 2019
    Fascinating But Over Too Soon I loved the flow of this tale - the way it felt like actually reading a transcription of someone speaking naturally. It feels authentic when reading, and the emotions the character feels all come across wonderfully. I just wish the ending were more conc...
  • Anomaly
    Sep 03, 2019
    I listened along to the Audible audio while reading this book. The voice actor did a great job at sounding authentic and really sold the various emotions to the point it sounded like actually listening to someone recount a piece of their life. I loved the flow of this tale, but I ju...