- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 291 KB
- Print Length: 109 pages
- Publisher: I've Been Deader Publishing; 2 edition (17 Dec. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006NGE8QW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,121,206 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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There was a real `story-teller' tone to the writing. It was like having a friend tell you a tale over a glass of wine. A very enjoyable collection.
As an editor, I had the honour of reading all of these stories prior to publication. Never before have I read such a wide-ranging collection from the pen of one author!
So even though I'd already read the stories - I had to buy the book. I suggest you do too.
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The stories made me laugh and wince; one or two of them even made me think. (Yeah, I know. Can you believe it?)
Meet a hoarder who houses a very special collection.
Set off on an unforgettable fishing trip.
Learn the horrific "true" story behind Jolly Old St. Nick. (Believe me, kiddies...you'd BETTER watch out!)
My favorite? "Coffee" - watch as Starbucks goes to great lengths to provide an "inspiring" experience for its customers.
I enjoyed this one immensely and look forward to reading much, much more from this author.
Sifre has a natural bent for black humor and a subtle approach to its depiction. His style is flowing and detailed with ordinary life while he uses details to heighten the psychology of his stories. They are quick in the telling but rich in idea - an automated street cleaner's attachment, avenging Christmas dwarves, couples that fatally part while fishing or in the midst of annoying flies, a murderer's tweets, scenes in Starbucks. This is a funny yet probing book.
My favorites keep changing, but currently, Top Ten List, I'll Be Home For Christmas, and House Calls, (OMG, its great!) are topping the list.
The stories are dark, funny, sometimes *very* disturbing, and for that five minutes or so it takes one to read, utterly compelling.
The book isn't perfect. There are a lot of inconsistencies in Softly She Sleeps. There are some formatting issues and a few typos, but they're not a big deal and they're not particularly distracting, and as good as this book is, worth noting only because I am a stickler about such things.
I'm glad I found this guy. I already have his second book loaded on my Kindle and am really hoping it's as good as this. Fingers crossed.