- File Size: 2593 KB
- Print Length: 62 pages
- Publication Date: January 15, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ANQT2LO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,162,392 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Strange Courtships: Nine Romantic Stories Kindle Edition
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From the sweet, strange String Theory, to the achingly sad A Strange Courtship, to my personal favourite, Victor's Proposal, and at all points in between, Strange Courtships takes us on a tour of some of the less-travelled possibilities of love. It's a good illustration of what I sometimes think is the difference between a Real Writer and a mere producer of paperback fodder - that ability to see something different even in the most ordinary of situations.
I often see people in writers' groups remarking that some subject (love, zombie apocalypses, vampires, murder etc) has been 'done to death', and that there is no new thing under the sun. This book is an answer to, and a complete rebuttal of, that view. It serves as a reminder to us all that there is always something rich and strange, if we have but the talent to write it.
These stories deserve from me the ultimate accolade: that I wish I had written them myself.
Look out for "A String Theory Valentine" and "Victor's Proposal." The story "Stand-By" will leave you with a smile, and the conviction that there's someone out there for everyone.
These stories seem to gain their power and resonance from what they leave out. So much is suggested, and as a result, the stories stick with you. I found myself rereading lines for their sheer beauty and depth of content.
Most startling is how some of the sentences not only capture a moment in time, but reveal so much about a character's psychology.
It's clear this writer is using these stories to explain what it means to be human, alive and in love.
I will be returning to these stories.
I recommend this collection, unhesitatingly.
Ms. Sarett is also the author of Crazy Lovebirds, with "Five Super-Short Stories" to entertain readers. The short reads offer insights into human nature, as well as nice twists.