Island Fog

Island Fog

by John Vanderslice



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Island Fog 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Melinda_H More than 1 year ago
A provoking literary collection of eleven short stories ranging from 1795 to the present all taking place on the intriguing island of Nantucket. Tethering the stories is an apparent psychological edge allowing the reader to enter the mind of the protagonists with an understanding of various epiphanies individual characters discover about themselves. Each story leaving the reader disquieted and bristled. The first five stories are historical based addressing Quaker dominance, Native American rifts with whites, whaling industry, and racism. The following six possess an intimate feel with topics such as depression, paranormal as well as reflection on life. Vanderslice again allows the reader entrance into the mind of the characters with privy to thoughts and feelings causing great affection. Vanderslice demonstrates his adept writing with seamless ability to alternate varying eras and character voices. A well crafted collection filled with plenty of history, mystique and intrigue Nantucket holds. All eleven stories stirring the reader along with much to contemplate. Highly recommend.
CeeCeeLawson1 More than 1 year ago
Vanderslice has written an engrossing collection of stories that spans a little over 200 years. Set in Nantucket, the tales cover the darker side of the beautiful little island and its inhabitants. Bigotry, jealousy, betrayal, greed, religious indifference, and murder are just a few of the topics covered in this evocative novel. The chronological order in which this is written makes it a bitter reminder that mankind has advanced in many ways, but there are some things that will never change. Believable, entertaining, and quite haunting is my best description. Great read! I was gifted a copy in exchange of an honest review.
mysterybook_nerd98 More than 1 year ago
An interesting blend of short stories, I enjoyed visiting Nantucket through different centuries and enjoyed the historical aspect of the book.