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From the Author
- ASIN : B0897SV5RH
- Publisher : Bridge House (May 26, 2020)
- Publication date : May 26, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1472 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 137 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,628,134 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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By DawnDe on December 24, 2020
Readman’s prose is mature and polished, like an adult’s observations on life and grief, horrors and hopes. At times her words are appropriately sparse, framing the action for the reader. At other times, especially when describing the backdrop, Readman’s prose is poetic and multisensory.
The stories are dark, but not all are horror. I’m amazed at the variety. Sadness is dark, yes, but it’s a different kind of story than a science fiction story or one with a psycho-killer.
A few of her stories address feminism and ageism which, in other writers’ hands, can come across as authorial intrusion, but Readman handles these touchy subjects with restraint and makes them germane to the characters and plot.
I especially enjoyed “To Wish Upon a Star” which was a science fiction story with an awesome Twilight Zone type of ending. I also enjoyed “Rat Trap” because of Readman’s bold and successful use of second person and because it was so darn SCARY!
Readman’s ability to write such a variety of effective stories is also a negative for me. As a reader, it was hard for me to change gears from an emotional, true-to-life war scene, to a deep space planet, to a nature story, to an intimate story with a serial killer. I took off half a star for this, but it may not bother other readers.
Quality writing, emotional but never over-the-top, a worthwhile read. 4.5 stars.