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The Absence of Wings by [Stewart, Mark]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2085 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N36WZNO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #265,280 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Why? Why? Why? It's a question I often ask myself about the treatment of the creatures on this earth and it was also a question that came to me many times whilst reading this collection of short stories. Why does man wreak so much havoc on the earth? Why are we so cruel to the living creatures we share our world with?

Mark Stewart's stories look at the fates of, amongst others, a shark, whale, rabbit, squirrel, polar bear, rhino and elephant. Creatures great and small and all hunted or mistreated in some way.

When the author approached me to ask me to review this book I asked him if it would break my heart. He said no, but that I might shed a tear. I didn't do that but I felt an overwhelming sadness. The stories are very literary in style, quite wordy and I struggled with that a bit, but they're also lyrical and moving and it's obvious Stewart cares deeply about the natural world.

I've long been a supporter of various animal charities, finding it hard to comprehend the cruelty in the world. If you care too then you may find these stories well worth a read. Not an easy read at all but the reader is put right into the heart of each story, imagining how each creature feels. It's heartbreaking stuff and The Absence of Wings is an important lesson to us all in how to behave and how not to behave.
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It's unusual to find such a superb command of the English language among Indie writers nowadays. Vignettes of animals, mammals and fish with which we share our planet, and the often tragic results of their interaction with mankind is a difficult topic to make readable, but this author succeeds in doing just that. The short-story format makes this an easy read for the train, the plane or bedtime, and despite the poignancy which overlays each chapter, the language used to describe each character is so beautiful, it really is quite uplifting. If you're looking for a read that rises above the often trite badly written trash published nowadays, try this book.
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These beautifully written short stories offer a knowledgeable and profound insight into the lives of our fellow creatures, combining absorbing and moving accounts of their lives, seen through their eyes, with a call for greater respect for those who share our planet. Mark Stewart has a rare gift for empathising with the animal world and is a masterful storyteller of the highest quality.
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Beware! These stories will bring a lump to your throat. Some reminded me of "Watership Down" or "Born Free" but with a real edge to them. No need for this writer to invent fantastic beasts. These animals are magical enough.
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Fantastic read!
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