- File Size: 289 KB
- Print Length: 70 pages
- Publication Date: November 16, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A969WJK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,150,175 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Table for One Kindle Edition
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Daniel mosaics, bakes constantly, annoys practically everyone with puns, is a massive EDM fan, and loves playing games of almost any kind, though Hearts is his current fave. He and his wife Cynthia have three children and too many fish. Adair, Darcy and Adele are the names of the children.
Top Customer Reviews
This is a collection of five stories, was a fairly quick and easy read, and that's actually about the best I can say about it, I think.
The fourth story, Jigsaw Puzzle, was the only story in this collection that I actually enjoyed. While all the stories are competently written, either thematic elements (A Summer Tale) or characters (the other three stories) meant I actively disliked the other four.
The first story, Full Circle, I did not like at all - the narrator was a deeply unpleasant personality, even - or perhaps especially - seen from his own point of view. Putting this as the first story in the collection was a mistake to me, as I almost stopped reading entirely before it ended.
The second story, A Summer Tale, was better - but the premise (that a woman would spend most of her life ostensibly waiting for the boy who seduced and left her when she was nineteen) left me somewhat out of sorts. Fortunately, this story was very nearly redeemed at the very end - enough to make me read on, at least.
The third story, Honesty, about an 'honest' conversation between a couple at the end of their relationship, was okay. But neither of the characters was particularly appealing, either.
The last story, Original Owner, was again a rather unpleasant character seen from his own point of view dissecting the history of his failed romantic relationships. Really, all I have to say about this one is: grow up.
I think the thing that bothered me most about this collection was that there was no room in here for the idea that aloneness is not equivalent to loneliness. Almost every character was either unpleasant (stories 1, 3, and 5), abused (story 4), or abandoned (story 2). Just... not worth it.
FULL CIRCLE is about someone we could have read about in the headlines. Milo goes back to his hometown to gloat a bit that he transcended his lowly roots - but did he?
A SUMMER TALE was probably my favorite of the five stories because almost every woman has experienced to some degree the heartache Miss Dori suffered. It's a wistful tale.
JIGSAW PUZZLE was heartbreakingly sad - and gloriously redemptive.
HONESTY - this story definitely shows that honesty is NOT always the best policy!
ORIGINAL OWNER had me thanking my lucky stars I never knew anyone like Gerald!
Each of these stories is thought-provoking and beautifully written. They linger on in the mind long after they've been read. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.
I would totally recommend these!!! =)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
*Table for One* is an anthology of psychological short stories that reveal some of the darker moments and aspects of the human experience. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Delta_S
LibraryThing Book Review
Table for One is collection of short stories into the human character. Read more
It was an easy-going reading which I liked very much. Daniel Kelley writes short stories which are grabed of the real life. Those stories could be experienced by everybody. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Ameise1
Received this Kindle e-book free from LibraryThing. What an excellent job Kelley has done - a delightful, short novel of 5 short stories that I read in one afternoon. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Ann Welton
I was given these short stories in exchange for an honest review.
These are all great stories! The author created very real characters. Read more
People to love, people to hate, and a bit of all of us in there. A most excellent and insightful read.Published on November 27, 2013 by J. Leblanc
A "Table for One" is a wonderful set of stories filled with interesting characters. It can get a bit dark, but the characters are people that I might encounter in my own... Read morePublished on October 24, 2013 by Melly Mi
Each of these stories portray the character's inability to be whole while paired with a member of the opposite sex. Read morePublished on August 28, 2013 by Jennifer Kummer
The title sets the theme for this collection of 5 short stories. Each stories has its own unique tale of love lost, or romance gone bad. Read morePublished on June 4, 2013 by Angela C Taylor
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