- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 553 KB
- Print Length: 56 pages
- Publisher: Peatmore Press (17 Aug. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00MTK5FAO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,877,917 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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New Beginnings: Twelve Short Stories With A Similar Theme Kindle Edition
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I must say that I loved each story pretty much just as much as the last but if I had to pick a favorite, It’d most likely be “Summer’s Over”-(probably because, admittedly, I’m a huge fan of sports. But in all honesty, I think this is the type of collection that most people will be able to enjoy and appreciate simply due to the fact that the author has a genuinely interesting and well-refined writing style that makes it hard not to become immersed into the stories – the writing is vividly rich and detail-oriented yet also concise and to the point so that the natural flow of the plot doesn’t ‘stumble’ at any points. Overall, I’m more than satisfied with the collection and I especially recommend readers to check out the stories “No Mercy”, “Pin”, and of course “Summer’s Over”. Definitely worth giving a chance.
Keith offers twelve short stories in this collection - New Beginnings, The Age Gene, But If, The Morning After, Radio Fortune, The Lie, Third Party, A Fresh Start, Spring Time, Summer's Over, Pin and No Mercy – and according to the author the thread that unites these disparate characters and their tales is ‘Living each day as if it was your first is a difficult philosophy to follow as situations occur which can make this seem impossible.’
The thread is evident in each of the stories but the focus is not only on a unifying theme but the quality of writing – which is very fine! Keith knows how to create bizarre situations and yet mold these little stories with such finesse that, short as they are, he is able to capture our attention with each new flavor. Another excellent concept I s his introducing each story with a visual image on every title page that gives a wink to the content without giving the thread concept away.
Writing short stories as fine as these is an art and Keith most assuredly has master that form. Short book, short stories, myriad ideas all tied together with a touch of philosophy that makes them memorable. Grady Harp, January 16
Each story has a very different setting, characters and plot. Every story also has a wonderful meaning and something to teach to the reader. The main theme of this book which tie together all the stories is the author's quote: "Living each day as if it was your first is a difficult philosophy to follow as situations occur which can make this seem impossible".
It is a terrific book with unique short stories you can read everytime you have some free time!
This is a book that all fans of intense writing should read. Definitely worth reading it!
I found that a couple of the stories had similar themes while there were those that were straight out of left field. They all were easy and quick reads that beg for second reads just so their meanings would linger longer in the mind.
Overall the collection is refreshing with very different point of views that demand serious consideration.