The Last Whale Watch and other stories Kindle Edition
|Length: 163 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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They say to write what you know, and Silva's expertise on subjects as varied as sailing and the Hollywood film industry shines through in this short story collection. His stories seem to oscillate between two extremes: in a good portion of them, we follow characters who are trying to hold onto that last vestige of stability while the emotional and political landscape continues to shake and tumble around them. In an equally sizable sample, his characters are trying to achieve just the opposite goal, seeking a volatile catharsis through acts like murder, revenge, and risky decision-making in the hopes that it will somehow lend new meaning to their lives. Silva dazzles with a truly impressive storytelling smorgasbord, switching gears between quasi-dystopian, Melvillian tragedies and equally gut-wrenching stories of decadence and depression during a nostalgic American heyday.
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The first story in the collection, The Last Whale Watch is a science-fiction story revolving around a mechanical whale. Deadly Passage was my favorite story in the collection. It follows a young man seeking revenge for something he believed happened to a woman he loved.
- Publication Date : October 10, 2017
- File Size : 2577 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 163 pages
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B076CP2F4S
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,283,254 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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