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Posted March 13, 2013
A good selection of short story snippets, with variety enough in both genre and tone to give a good taste of the author's works. The explanations after each story is a welcome look behind-the-scenes, too.
I'm looking for more of her work, now.
Posted August 19, 2003
Rented Rooms is bite-sized reading that grips your imagination. Each story, from four to eighteen pages, is complete, with a message, all 130 pages crammed with life's lessons. Visualize the three-dimensional characters, live the vibrant scenes that you know exist, enjoy the measured, thoughtful writing but beware. When you think the story is set, Lavid hasn't finished with you as the sting in each story's tail penetrates. This collection demonstrates refreshing writing craft, the whole a quality job, the reading time well spent.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 20, 2003
In Rented Rooms, Linda Lavid offers readers glimpses into the lives of characters who have crossed their paths not in the pages of books but on the streets of their home towns and in the corridors of their lives. We all recognize the people in Ms. Lavid's stories because we have seen them, known them, loved or hated them -- the con artist, the secret lover, the abuser, the unrequited lover, the uncertain child and the child of uncertain circumstances. Their stories are at once both captivating and refreshing and ominous and macabre. In each one the author snatches a hunk of the flesh of real life and fashions it into a satisfying surprise. Linda Lavid can write and should definitely be read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.