At Horizon's End: A short story Kindle Edition
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The story is a poignant dealing with, and understanding of grief, essentially from three sides; four-year old Stella, her family (to a lesser extent as they are mostly in the background) and Death, who is having something of a wobble in his understanding of the impact of the job.
The touching, simple and sparse narrative switches between these two main characters, offsetting a child’s innocence and moving way of looking at things with something more timeless and harsh in death who, is humanised to good effect. The split narrative works well and fleshes out the scene to good effect.
This is a story of love, a short, sharp piece of prose which I really did enjoy. The conclusion is strong and raises some interesting speculations which adds to the overall story. It’s a lovely piece of writing, it won’t take you long to finish but if you are anything like this reader you will think on it for a good time after.
I always love this death concept.
At The Horizon’s End, I couldn’t help but recall my favorite book ‘The Book Thief’, is a story about death and little girl. The story is full of compassion, love, and innocence of little girl. About human emotions that are so rare and strong that it can touch the heart of death and make him bow down.
The first half was narrated by death and the second half was from Stella’s point of view. It was a touching story. Stella was such an adorable girl that she stole my heart and I could see why death realized his mistake and could feel this human differently. Innocent questions of Stella and her love for her parents was incredibly written.
Writing was nice and gripping. In few pages only author had made me in love with the story. It’s sad and breathtaking story that anyone will enjoy reading.
If you have enjoyed ‘The book Thief’ you will love this short story too.