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A brilliant collection of short stroies - Perfect for commuters
on 5 June 2009
IN ALL PROBABILITY - By Steve Morris
This book is a collection of short stories by Steve Morris. In his opening statement he makes it quite clear that these tales are all about normal people, like you and me, who are thrust into less than normal situations. "The World does not revolve around heroes" he says " It revolves around normal people."
As a regular commuter and avid reader, this collection is perfect for me. By reading short stories on the journeys to and from work I get the satisfaction of reading the whole tale and not be left waiting for the rest of the day to pick up the story part way through a chapter as so often happens.
Steves style of writing puts the reader at ease, as I am sure everybody will be able to relate to most of the characters, and the circumstances they are faced with. Apart from the first story, I found that I could identify either myself or somebody I know with all the following tales. Each time thinking, "this one could be about me or my lifestyle" Only to find the next one was even closer. I will not go into specific detail about each story, and you will understand why when you know the basic premise of them, I will however say that anybody who remembers the Old TV series "Roald Dahls - Tales Of The Unexpected", and the accompanying books will not be disappointed.
I have not yet finished reading the book, so cannot propose a personal favorite, although so far , `All Around Us' appeals due to my interest in photography, and I find myself identifying with the feelings of the character in `My Tune' the most.
I would whole heartedly recommend this book to anybody who enjoys reading. Especially if like me you often find yourself with limited reading time. You may see reviews that suggest that all of the stories have an unfortunate or unhappy ending for the central character, and in some instances this is true, but certainly not in all. All you can expect, is the unexpected.