Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Book Review: 'Collective Ramblings: Volume 1' by Various Authors

This is an intriguing collection of short stories from four different categories—a wonderful mix of genres and styles. I enjoyed every story—and many of them left me wanting to read more about the characters and the worlds they are set in, so I’ll be checking out several of the authors to see what else they have available.
I love short stories because they are easy to read right before bed without investing the time a novel takes, but I have to admit that I ended up not reading just one story a night. The stories were so good that I didn’t want to stop reading!
It’s very hard to pick a favorite because the stories are all so different—and I could easily see many of them being my “favorite” depending on the mood I was in and what I was wanting to read. That said, some of my favorites are below.
“Heroes” by Ranger Reid. I would love to find out the circus freaks and where they all are now.
“Wake” by Anthony Morgan-Clark. This reads so much like a Twilight Zone show… gave me the shivers and I hope I never have to have surgery.
“Wrong Turns” by John Lanmaack. What a wonderful twist on a time travel story… love and redemption.
I’m looking forward to the next installment of short stories!

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