- File Size: 164 KB
- Print Length: 15 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: April 21, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004XN46XM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,179,976 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Blood and Guilt Kindle Edition
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This novella seems is so poignant, is so authentically voiced, that I almost believed the author had this experience with a vampire. There many things about the heroine's life that this author chooses NOT to tell us, giving readers the pleasure of putting together the pieces of the puzzle. Owens seeds small clues that allows us to draw our own conclusions - which is what makes this a literary piece.
It reads like a real narrative, a story with unanswered questions, and motivations that you'll wonder about. And yet, I believe it when the character does what she does, and I guarantee you'll remember this story for a long time after reading it. The heroine's pain is beautifully illustrated. And while I don't share the heroine's viewpoint on God, I experienced this story so vividly that I understood and empathized. I totally get why she feels the way she does. That's the mark of a skilled author. The writing is rich, with sumptuous lines like: "My mother...is the diva of guilt. The glass-shattering, horn-helmeted, fat lady of guilt." Owens completes her themes and symbols with a skill level even Papa Hemingway would applaud.
Perhaps I'm gushing here. Those of you who've read my reviews know that I don't bother reviewing something I don't like. But I want to shout about this one, "Don't miss it!" When the heroine throws the roll of dimes in the coffin you'll know exactly what I mean. I hope to see more, MUCH more, from this author.
Very, very well done. I'm looking forward to another story from this author.