Friday, December 7, 2018
Book Review: 'Curious Men: He-time Tales (Me-Time/He-time Book 2)' by Rosalind Minett
Men this time ‘round
British author Rosalind Minett began her career in the arts as a dancer - in RADA (for those outside the UK, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) - but switched directions when she studied psychology at Birmingham, Sussex and Exeter universities and became a Psychologist. This combination of experience offers her the ability to crawl inside the psyches of her characters while creating a proscenium arch setting in intricate details for her chosen subject - whether writing comedy, historically influenced novels or crime tales - before enjoying a career as a chartered psychologist. She is successfully able to wear the twin masks of comedy/tragedy and still maintain a rather phenomenal sense of finding the humor in the worst of situations and the compensatory dark side of the best of incidents. She is a hell of a fine writer!
The first volume of this particular thought process of Rosalind’s was ME - TIME TALES a book of memoiresque stories were tales of women past forty and the strange encounters they have with men who are a bit over the edge (or not quite to the edge) and how those encounters turn out. Now she turns the other cheek and offers CURIOUS MEN: HE-TIME TALES and the match is equal - a collection of unusual short stories, sober, bizarre or cunningly funny, featuring men of different ages and stages and eras. Each story reveals a differently curious man. Who doesn't have curious habits, weaknesses, features, beliefs—even feelings? Men tend to keep these to themselves, or not to be aware of them. These stories delve into their secrets.
Looking for a dollop of elixir to lighten the atmosphere of the world as we find it today? Then read Rosalind Minett's treasure trove. Highly Recommended – as are all of Rosalind’s books!
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