- File Size: 384 KB
- Print Length: 78 pages
- Publisher: DeliberateContent (May 15, 2015)
- Publication Date: May 15, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00XRQWAR0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,573 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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‘The Phone: And Other Short Stories’ is an amazing collection of short stories all so diverse, unique, and original.
Author Gary Paul Bryant has done a great job. His stories are full of suspense, masterfully written, and readers can’t help but keep reading to discover every gem hidden in this book.
There are stories with a humorous touch - “she began an affair with the pool-boy and started a new chlorinated bacteria-free life with him” – like the first one. The main character writes greeting cards for a living, so a few slogans will be waiting for you if you decide to read it. I was amazed by the acerbic finale of story #2 and the claustrophobic sense story #3 has left me with.
You never know what to expect before you start reading each of these stories.
I have to admit ‘In the woods where the widow sings’ was my favorite. So dark, full of mystery and with a creepy ending. I hope it becomes a novel someday.
There are stories for those who have a sweet tooth, stories about sports lovers, science enthusiasts, ghosts, near-death experiences… Gary Paul Bryant has something interesting for everyone. You’ll even discover who Claus was before he became Santa.
After reading this book, I think I’m going to give short stories collections a second chance.
Every story in the book is brilliant, however, the one that really stood out for me was A Man of Proverbs. This tells the story of a man who did a little of everything from professional sports to traveling the world to writing greeting cards. This is a story where you can in no way relate to the main character, yet it was compelling and I really found myself wanting to know his story. I find it difficult to describe the story or categorize it in any way but it was a unique and memorable read.
Overall this is an excellent collection of short stories that you can read all at once like I did or read 1 a day on the way to work or during a break. Highly recommended.
Looking forward to more from this author. What is next?