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Edging past reality a collection of short stories Paperback – September 6, 2013
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About the Author
I was born in St. Paul, but once out of the hospital I've lived my entire life in Minneapolis. During the summer months when the sun is shining and birds singing, I'm perfectly content to sit in my office, with blinds drawn, typing away at my computer. My favorite day of the year is the first day I pull a flannel shirt out of the closet. After 24 years of working in the court system, I walked away to write full time. "Edging past Reality" is my first book of short stories. "Silent Kill" is my first novel.
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It takes a talented writer to create short stories that capture the intensity of fleeting characters and imagery. David A. Fingerman is such a talent. Each story lends the reader to a brief attachment, an attraction almost, to the scene at hand. It flirts with you, stirring memories and providing sustenance for the mind, before it jumps out of the shadows to scream GOTCHA!
~If you enjoy brief encounters of spine tingling thrills, like watching Night Gallery and Twilight Zone, then this book is for you.
~If you crave your fear unexpectedly and mind bending, remember reading Stephen King, John Saul, and Ken Eulo, then this book will creep over you with delicious delight.
~If you demand your justice served cold, then Mosquito Tim is your appetizer:
~If you digest your sanity served with a twist, then the title story Edging Past Reality is your cocktail on the rocks.
~If you enjoy your Mother Nature with raw animalistic instinct, then A Walk in the Woods is your badge of courage.
~If you want your chivalry with undying loyalty, then Nothing But Air is your eternal showdown.
I loved all the stories. They rocked me gently in the cradle on the bough of the most diverse tree of tales. One in particular shook my nerves and stalked me in the twilight. The story that slithered into my sleep, playing denizen in my velvet black, was The Scream Box:
"The people closest to the box noticed first. A hush quickly spread throughout the bar. Helen stared out from inside the box, not moving. Her skin matched the white of her blouse except where the eyeliner streaked down her cheeks. Her eyes, open wide, stared straight ahead with an insane look. Gary reached in to help her out of the box. Without moving her eyes she grabbed his arm, digging her fingernails into his skin."
I can't wait to read another David A. Fingerman book, and I highly recommend Edging Past Reality to anyone with a penchant for goosebumps. He is delectable and his stories are a feast of racing heartbeats and ironic chills. He is the master of the Petrified Forest, where every word he pens casts a spell you won't soon forget.
~But don't read Edging Past Reality late at night, curled up in bed with nothing but the Itty Bitty book light casting shadows on your walls, because then you won't be sure if your reading David's book, or if you're in it!
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