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Each story offers a terrific premise, great character insight and deft writing.
This book made me laugh and weep and sing and dance--and weep again--sometimes in the sadness of the story, sometimes in joy at the gift of Johnston's writing.
Bret Johnston's debut collection of fiction signals the arrival of a master storyteller.
So far out talented, it's like a gift to readers. Wish there was more in print by this superior author.Published 3 months ago by WadeH
A nice introduction to this writer's style. I look forward to his novel which will come out in 2014. Thanks1Published 4 months ago by Kenso
The writing is well executed but the plots seem a bit repetitive and even hum drum at times. I couldn't finish it.Published 13 months ago by Rocky Mountain Reader
Bret Anthony Johnston's "Corpus Christi: Stories" is a lighthouse of literary fiction, beckoning readers to see life in a new way. Read morePublished on May 21, 2009 by Carol Campbell
I liked it--a book of literary stories anchored around the town of Corpus Christi. By the end of the book all the stories fit together and gave it the feel of a novel. Read morePublished on May 13, 2007 by Amazon Customer
The book was well-written and read quickly, but the stories themselves were a bit on the depressing side, and many had the same theme: man and woman meet, fall in love, have kid,... Read morePublished on March 24, 2007 by Michael Dippery
Bret Johnston's debut collection of fiction signals the arrival of a master storyteller. These are glimpses of lives in a minor key, as his characters struggle to continue in the... Read morePublished on March 9, 2005 by Adrift in Suburbia