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Posted December 29, 2011
I have been reading short stories lately and this is a good collection. I did not necessarily love all the pieces but some of them I really liked a lot and there were way more that I liked than didn't. I enjoyed that it was a mix of styles - some were poems, some short stories, some scripts. I also liked how some of them seemed unfinished - they did not leave me hanging but did leave me wanting more. The characters are so well-developed, which I think is extraordinary for this type of work. I would definitely read more from this author.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 1, 2011
This book was a great little surprise. It's got something for all your moods and in a compact enough space that when your mood changes, you simply turn the page and get something new.
I enjoyed every page - even if the page made me cry. And I'm not a cryer. But Cummings' writing is so true, so clear, that sometimes, yeah, I cried. So download it now.
Posted August 6, 2011
This book was so wonderful, I absolutely loved it. From the intro, the reader gets a great sense of the depth with which the Tim Cummings writes from. I felt that the whole book was a great act of bravery and not really soul searching, but soul baring. Tim writes with such passion and meaning, that his pieces really reach out to the reader and infuse them with that passion. I found myself thinking about each piece days after I finished them, they have a haunting quality that makes them stick with you. I would recommend this book to anyone, especially someone who is in need of a dose of inspiration!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 19, 2011
I was skeptical at first, I thought this was going to be a stew of ingredients I wouldn't like, cos the book has different styles and different themes. But I was pretty blown away. The writing and the storytelling are really tight, really strong. Some of it is not for the faint of heart. Some of it is really joyous and quirky. Cummings is clearly a skilled writer. I know this is kindof a concept book in that the stories, like so many things in life, are 'incomplete' (the stories themselves are the orphans) but he can write more in one paragraph than most writers do in a whole book. My favorite stories were the one about the brother who had epilepsy and the film treatment at the end, which was a really original and surprising look at spirits and love. Pretty amazing stuff. I recommend this to anyone who likes to get swept away by a good story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 14, 2011
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