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Posted December 28, 2009
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Superb, masterful writing...
Christopher Coake's debut collection is nothing less than exceptional!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
"We're in Trouble" is easily one of the top three best books of short stories I have ever read. The book has seven magnificent stories, all covering different subjects and each one leaves an impression.
This book will literally grab you from the start, with the first story "We're in Trouble - A Suite", which has three parts to it, with each story being different and not related to the others.
Part I - (Back Down to Earth) is a moving, heart breaking story about a boy and his dog
Part II - (All Babies Come from Heaven) will take your breath away, a couple that wants to have a child is torn by tragedy
Part III - (We've Come to This) is a the story about an old man who is terminally ill and is ready to say goodbye
The rest of the collection -
Cross Country - a superb tale about what a little boy thinks he saw and then the telling of what actually happened
Solos - the story of a daring solo mountain climber whose family is always in peril, waiting for the next bit of information on his success / failure / death
In the Event - a gripping story about a couple who aren't quite sure about their own relationship, their lives are changed forever when their best friends are killed and leave their son in their care
A Single Awe - a woman who once wasn't sure her college boyfriend was the right man, ends up marrying him after he becomes a hero and looks back at her choices
Abandon - two young lovers want to get away and retreat to a secluded cabin right before a brutal surprise snow storm blows in and leaves them trapped
All Through the House - a story about a sheriff who tells the story of his best friend who commits a horrific murder suicide on his family and how, why & what led up to that point
This collection doesn't have alot of reviews, but it does have a perfect 5 star average rating. Reading the other reviews myself, it's very easy to see that I'm not alone in stating that this book blew me away and stayed with me several days after I finished it.
If your planning on reading this book, don't let the fact that their is only one review posted for this book so far!
Highly, highly recommended short stories!
Posted June 12, 2010
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