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- Print Length: 12 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HME4Z44
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- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #807,693 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dreaming, Not Sleeping Kindle Edition
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Kavan writes beautiful prose that flows off the page. I'd liken her to
a 21st century M R James, the horror works that well. I do hope that
she produces a full length novel soon. Worth every penny.
This is an eerie and seductive short story. Just the right kind of bed time reading to send you off to sleep with a smile and a shiver.
The book also contains references to some mild eroticism.
I haven't read a short story for many years and I really don't know why. For an author a short story must be as, if not more, difficult to write than a full length novel. Being able to construct a mini plot, with a structured sequence of events, must need some intense planning and thought.
Not a precious word is wasted in this haunting, eerie and often poignant story, which has an almost ethereal quality in the way it captures the sensual yet horrifying feelings evoked by our nameless female protagonist.
The erotic passion, sensual language, horror and suspense, provide an atmospheric, chilling and unsettling read, as she constantly dreams a dream from which she cannot and often, does not, want to wake.
Slowly, her dream becomes a nightmare of sexual longing, losing someone she loves and being powerless to stop it, falling out of love with one person and in love, or is it lust with someone, or something else!
Her husband, worried by by the depth of her dreams, becomes drawn into her passionate alter ego, only to be used by whatever force is controlling his wife, for an uknown purpose and then tossing him aside like a leftover when she becomes totally obsessed....leaving me to ponder and speculate on the conclusion long after I had finished reading ....
A well spent few minutes, I loved this short story for what it is, but I didn't really want it to end. Julia has a way with the language she uses, the style in which she writes is totally captivating and enthralling, and her ability to set a mood shows a rare talent.
So, if you get to see this post Julia, can we please have more of the same, only slightly longer next time.
`Dreaming Not Sleeping', was recommended to me by Cath, over at `Read Warbler', who read it as part of her R.I.P. challenge in 2011.
I personally do not agree with `rating' a book, as the overall experience is all a matter of personal taste, which varies from reader to reader. However some review sites do demand a rating value, so when this review is posted to such a site, it will attract a 4 out of 5.
The only thing that stops it from getting a 5 from me is that it's too short! I look forward to something longer from the author. The prose flows seamlessly.
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