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Delusion and Dreams by [Savva, Maria]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 950 KB
  • Print Length: 122 pages
  • Publisher: Rose and Freedom Books; First edition (24 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D0EHJHA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,058,355 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Hand on heart, I can say with all honesty that “Delusion and Dreams” by Maria Savva is one of the best collections of short stories that I have read so far.

“Delusion and Dreams” contains twelve stories, some of which are linked. The story which gives its’ name to the title of this collection is in four parts, and tells us of the lives of several people who knew each other twenty years previously. At that time, they were in school and then college, but their paths in life had diverged once they stepped into the world of work. The stories are interesting and surprising, looking at life from several different viewpoints, as their paths crossed again, twenty years on.

I also enjoyed the two stories called “Friends and Neighbours”. Both had sinister twists that I had not expected! The other tales in this collection contained humour, tragedy and so much more. There was also a treat of five bonus, previously published stories, which contained all the hallmarks of Maria Savva’s writing - humour, insight and a twist at the end.

If you are a fan of short stories, or if you have never tried them, I would recommend this book to you. The author writes so well, with true insight into human nature. I am sure this collection will entertain, make you think and find you searching out more of this author’s work.
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I was given this book by the author and having read her other works, I was looking forward to it - I was not disappointed.

Although short stories, they are connected within the dreams and delusions of the human condition and cleverly spaced out so that some characters are pushed further - I really liked that idea.

Not wanting to give spoilers, I will say that this collection is well-written and definitely hones in on the everyday emotions that fill our days, as well as delving deeper, highlighting that we're not always sure what is reality.

Recommended.
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The best short stories have interesting characters, satisfying plots and catchy twist endings, and I can tell you that Maria Savva's collection of stories, Delusion and Dreams, has all of these in abundance. The characters are certainly many and varied: a foolish old man pursuing a younger woman, a pilfering postman, a boy with multiple phobias, a delightful young couple who befriend elderly neighbours, the list of characters are as varied as they are interesting. It's impossible to outline the stories without giving away the endings, so I'll just say that if you like catchy, satisfying totally accessible reads, you'll love Delusion and Dreams. Maria Savva's strength is to get 'inside the skin' of ordinary people and establish their motives for good and for evil and dangle the possibilities before your eyes until an ending you never saw coming leaps up and catches you by the throat. A good satisfying read that you'll thoroughly enjoy.
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A well written collection of short stories.I feel that Delusion and Dreams has something for every type of reader. I loved all the stories but I would like to pick my three favorites. I won't say much about them, since I never do spoilers, I guess I would have to say read the book and find your favorites!

My top three favorites: Happy New Year, Getting Away With It & Merry Go Round.
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