Thursday, August 27, 2009
The Light, the Dark and Ember Between
This book is a collection of uplifting images that delve into the reflections of the human condition. These stories will cause you to think, laugh, and even cry at the beauty of emotional memories. You will smile at the thought of love lost and found again in "Paper Doll." You will think about your life's choices in "10:18." You will cry tears of joy while reading about the hidden gift in "Winter Rose." This is a must-have collection of thought-provoking reflections perfect for your bedside or the beach.
I have to admit I haven't read many short stories since college (and that was back in the 20th century). Some of my favorites were The Lottery, The Most Dangerous Game and The Cask of Amontillado. I thought reading this collection would be a good introduction to modern short stories.
The difficulty with reading a collection of short stories by the same author is like reading multiple series by the same author; I begin to lose interest. Some stories I enjoyed, some I didn't understand and others I didn't even finish reading. I would have to say my favorite was Paper Doll - a story of love found again after being lost.
Thank you to Bostick Communications for giving me the opportunity to read and review this collection of short stories.