"The Book Slave" is the kind of intensely emotion and drama rich collection of short stories that when you're finished makes you feel as if you've been on a wonderful journey of self-discovery, love and life. Billy McCoy perfectly captures the struggles and successes of relationships and family life in a compelling way, drawing up a well of emotion that helps the reader connect to the characters and feel invested in just how they adapt to life and each other.
The stories all have a strong plot that shines through and conveys emotion in subtle and overt ways. The writing is fresh, inviting, vivid with imagery and uses strong dialogue to push the stories along. The author has a talent for writing and for creating characters that feel real and authentic, bringing each of the three short stories to life in interesting ways. Overall, I had a great time reading "The Book Slave" and I think it was well worth the read.