The Weight of a Feather
By:: Judy Croome
Type:: Short Story Anthology
About the Book::
“The promise implicit in an anthology is that it aspires to present something different, unexpected” Joyce Carol Oates (Introduction to The Oxford Book of American Short Stories)
From the classical form of ‘The Weight of a Feather’, first published by The Huffington Post (2013), to the suggestive allegory of ‘The Leopard and The Lizard’, this collection of short stories by South African author Judy Croome is an ideal mix of the familiar and the startling.
These vibrant slices of life testify to the mysterious and luminous resources of the human spirit. Whether feeling the harrowing emotion in ‘The Last Sacrifice’ or the jauntiness of ‘Jannie Vermaak’s New Bicycle’, the reader will delight in a plethora of stories that cross boundaries to both challenge and entertain with their variety.My Thoughts::
If you have ever read a short stories book, you will know that it is a collection of short stories that are normally a really quick read. In the Weight of a Feather and other Stories, it is a quick story book that has forty-five different collective stories that are a very fast read. With the stories being an average of five pages each it is easy to get done reading a few stories, waiting in a doctors office. I normally do not read short stories, since I do like reading novels and seeing the character develop.
Judy has created wonderful stories and I enjoyed all the stories that she has create. The character are developed well and are the stories are easy to read. I hope that her other books are this enjoyable.
FTC:: This post was written for CMBook Tour, who provided the complimentary product in exchange for my honest review.