- File Size: 2004 KB
- Print Length: 374 pages
- Publisher: Punk & Sissy Publications (August 4, 2015)
- Publication Date: August 4, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B013FJDY0A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,596,915 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This author shows her diverse writing skills in this book. Some stories I've read before, the ones I haven't, I was glad I picked up this book. I've read this author's horror tales, she just keeps getting better. Her Characters are strong minded individuals that rule the story. Her romantic stories are so surreal, you can ride the wave with the characters. You can tell Regina is a seasoned author, her stories are detailed and riveting. Download one of her books and you'll have a new author to read, I promise. If your a poetry lover you'll love her work.
To cut the long story short, by all means it is worth reading all short stories - to say the least, I somehow found time to read them and did not regret that, did not think 'I don't have time for this.'
Frankly speaking, I somehow derived the interconnecting yarn from those stories for myself.
By the way, the natural and enjoyable author's style springs to mind straightaway. The delicate humor and covert morals come up next. The list could go on, but I am not going to use 'spoilers' in here, it is simply unnecessary:-)
On one hand, the horror stories are kind of educational and proverbial. Not being a great fan of horror per se, I managed to get their main message, supposedly, something like 'don't play with fire', and if you do, as it's your choice, you should be aware of the risks involved. One thing that struck me was actually an external factor, namely, the scale of terror in the world nowadays. These stories provide deep psychological explanations and reasons behind the physical manifestations of some paranormal or 'spiritual' events and phenomena. The causal relations, no matter how odd they appeared to be, was something I admired indeed. The latter stories sound very realistic, for better or worse. It was like being born in hell and desperately wanting to grow up and move on. Well, talking about today's world picture...
On the other hand, the romantic stories were like a nice refreshing break, just another level or layer of our better existence. However, do not expect something too rosy, shallow and artificially sugared either! They are also dramatic enough with a touch of realism and seasoned wisdom. Same goes for the stories of inspiration, but you need to find out for yourself.
I really liked the character of Ms. or Mrs. Gabriel - so rare and unexpected, such 'fun', but much needed in real life too. It reminded me of someone, you know, I'd rather not say who.
Moreover, the sharing of her true stories at the end was a pure delight. Now, you might ask why, it may sound like prying into personal life matters. Well, not exactly! Even the very titles of the short stories are not chosen randomly. They are somewhat 'leading' and provoking some reasoning before jumping to conclusions and profound analyses. The same applies, for example, to her story about choosing an editor and her writing process, combined with a great sense of self-irony and sincerity. Here creativity and routine are at war, whereas finding a balance between them is a real challenge present in many areas of our everyday lives, i.e. intellect vs materialism, good vs evil, art vs science, technology vs human nature, war vs peace etc.
Even the story about the bathing suit was quite hilarious. Some may think that not all the stories were deep enough, but in fact I found them all very enlightening and entertaining in the broadest sense.
Finally, the mere fact that the writer concentrates on the characters' development and not so much on the various settings is also a plus; thus the narrative skills prevail.