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- Print Length: 374 pages
- Publisher: SQ Publishing (May 12, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 12, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KAQY5QY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,120,077 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Stories and Scripts: an Anthology Kindle Edition
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Zack Love has made it easy for everyone to get all his works. Zack gives you a little bit of everything in one collection.
City Solipsism is the short story of a man who finds himself wondering about a woman who is on the same subway train. This story takes you inside the mind of a subway rider. Do you think the same things when you see someone on the subway, bus, or plane?
Central Park Song is a screenplay about a successful, rich, white woman who meets a very smart, talented and homeless black man. Can love survive not only the racial divide but also the social one? When you read this you can really picture yourself sitting in a theatre watching this story play out on the big screen.
The Doorman is a story that will have you thinking about your faith. Can an older man know all things about all things and be just a man? Alex finds himself asking this question after his doorman keeps getting everything right.
Waiting for 2000 is a play. 2000 of the wealthiest men and women are on a ship heading for the International Dateline to celebrate the beginning of the year 2000 a 2nd time. Some of these wealthy people come and talk to the ships captains about all the issues they are having on the cruise. This play is full of hilarity and makes you wonder what these rich people would do if they had a "real" problem to deal with.
There are three other short stories included in this anthology. Sammy, from Sex in the Title, tells you about Valentine's Day, his best one in My Best Valentine's Day Ever and Narc, from Sex in the Title tells you about his worst Valentine's Day in My Worst Valentine's Day Ever. The Grand Unified Story completes the collection.
One click this and get yourself hooked on Love...Zack Love....today.
Each of Zack's literary pieces are different, yet they all have that unmistakable Zack Love feel to them. I think that is what I adore the most where his writing is concerned. Okay... I just lied, I equally adore his wit, humour, and philosophical musings. Honestly, my Kindle is in 'highlighting heaven' when reading his work. It sings sweet hymns to me.
This buffet of LOVE literature encompasses many wonderful shorts. Not the minimized pants variety, the shortened body of written words variety. Some of them I reviewed below for you:
Cogitation: the action of thinking deeply about something; contemplation. That's what I performed after first finishing The Doorman. This story made me think, soul-search, question ideals that I hadn't thought to question for a long time, if not at all. And to be honest, I don't feel it was the storyline alone that had me deliberating. You see, Zack's writing has a tendency to make you cogitate. He takes you on a journey through life's everyday events but leaves you pondering the path you just took.
In The Doorman, you meet Alex, an atheist who is happily wrapped in his own myness. He forms a rapport with his building's doorman and soon finds solace within the conversations they share. Soon after the horrific event of 9/11, Alex starts to question the identity, or more so the divinity, of his doorman.
Now, I don't want to give anything away, so I will leave the recount at that. But what I will say is this Novelette was a wonderful read that had me smiling and teary, quizzical then reassured. It was another perfect example by Mr Love, of a story well developed and executed.
I highly recommend The Doorman to anyone who wants a short, sweet read that will make you think.
What is Solipsism you may ask? To be honest, I'm not 100% sure, but if I was going to take a stab at explaining what I do vaguely know, I would say it is the notion or idea that what fills one's mind is all that exists and, what is outside of your mind's function, is deemed unknown.
That being the case, I can say--once again--that Mr. Love's title is BRILLIANT And, as you read the final line of this amazing short story, you too, will realise why.
Before I continue, I want to point out that City Solipsism is not a reflection of Sex in the Title. Yes, it has glimpses of Zack's humorous writing style, but the extended use of language and overall plot is dissimilar. If anything, this little narrative shows just how diverse and talented a writer Zack Love is.
So what is City Solipsism all about? Well...put quite simply, it is about the musings of a passenger on a subway train, however, in true Zack Love-fashion, it is never THAT simple.
I highly recommend this fun, wonderfully written short story.
CENTRAL PARK SONG
This was the first screenplay I have read from start to finish. And, I can tell you, I absolutely loved it. The characters were endearing, and the story really makes you stop and give consideration to all who are around you. It makes you stop and take an open-minded breath.
WAITING FOR 2000
I can't review this in its entirety as I'm still reading it, but what I can say is I need to hitch a ride with the dolphins and somehow board Bob's ship. The crazy silly characters in this theatre comedy are highly amusing... and confusing... eccentric and bizarre. I have definitely giggled with bemused enlightenment... if that makes sense. If it doesn't, then perhaps you should read this.
All in all, this anthology is a fabulous collection; a diverse cocktail of literary brilliance.