Wednesday, October 14, 2015
When Myths Collide: Short Stories by Mark Ferry
"From foggy remains of waking dreams come visions of things otherworldly.
When a routine bio exam turns into an inexplicable nightmare for an interstellar science team, the ship’s pilot is faced with a grim decision that could cost him everything.
The victims of a brutal home invasion learn that even those closest to us are sometimes not what they seem.
A young drifter’s selfless act leaves his soul in a battle for salvation.
And a dying woman finds hope for the future in a simple seven-word note.
These and five other tales"
I read a lot of short stories. I especially reach for them late at night when I just want a little something to read before bed, or when I want a break from a particularly long novel but don't want to get involved in reading 2 long books at the same time. A common issue I run across with short stories is that often times the characters lack depth as it seems their creators just lack the time to properly introduce you to them and they can seem one dimensional and underdeveloped. Well not here! These stories are incredible, and the characters are rich and full bodied with an intensity of spirit and emotion. For example in my 2 favorites out of the bunch "When Troy Fell" I feel like I know Walt and Rita personally and I do not doubt their love for each other. "Vegetarian Spiders" was also an exciting story of love and betrayal. I enjoyed all of the stories but those were my personal favorites.
I received a complimentary copy for review.