Pieces Like Pottery

Pieces Like Pottery

by Dan Buri

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BN ID: 2940151191043
Publisher: DJB Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 577 KB

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Pieces Like Pottery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
kitcatlyon More than 1 year ago
Have a Kleenex Handy for this One! An amazing read of short stories by Author, Dan Buri that will make you "feel" a little uncomfortable as you journey through these stories. I mean this as a "compliment" to the author. I don't like to spoil anything from any book I read, so I can tell you this is an exceptional read as each story is of love, loss, death, life and will make you examine your own life from childhood to present. Dan has a unique way with his writing style, narratives, and characters. He pulls you in from one story to the next, which a storyteller should be able to do when writing shorts. And does he! The stories that 'touched me most were story one. The loss of a child can be such a devastating loss to any parents, but you "feel" the rawness of this event not being a "natural part of life." within Dan's writing. I would have to say the last story in this collection is my favorite. I know this book will not only touch many hearts, shed some a few tears, will help others who may be going through rough waters of life. "This to Shall Pass." Fantastic Read and Highly Recommend to All!
WeSaidIt More than 1 year ago
Title: Inspiring Emotion “Pieces Like Pottery” by Dan Buri Reviewed by M. Windholtz 6/7/16 12:07 pm In this collection of short stories and lyrical poems, author Dan Buri evokes powerful emotions from sorrow to love. The fictional pieces propose profound notions in simple surroundings, like the fallout after a son’s death in “The Graveyard,” or in the bonds forged late at night at a bar in “Twenty-Two.” Each story is well-edited and has an interesting premise. Although at times peppered with clichés, each story is filled with casual, carefully-scribed details that draw the readers in, even for a short amount of pages. However, the collection does come with its faults. Moments that could be enriched with description are instead left with blanket statements, falling into a pattern of telling over showing. At times, Buri seems more focused on finding stories for his profound thoughts instead of having moments of profound thought appear in his stories. This makes some stories drag, with insights coming off as forced and fake; some reflections, however, have just the right balance. The story collection is generally enjoyable, but “Twenty-Two” and “Expect Dragon” truly reveal the skill of the author. “Twenty-Two” stands out from the other stories because it succeeds in implanting new ideas in readers’ minds while telling a captivating tale. It leaves the reader near to tears as it shows, rather than tells, a story of redemption that startles the reader with its conclusion. The profound views that define the collection work best in “Expect Dragons,” the story of a student visiting his dying teacher. Large parts of the story are reflections and memories as the student goes on an hours-long road trip to be by his teacher’s side. Interlaced among his life’s anecdotes are words of advice from the teacher, their meanings connected skillfully to the stories he shares. It is really these aforementioned tales that elevate the collection above and beyond and make it a thoroughly worthwhile read for anyone looking for some extra thought in their minds. I give “Pieces Like Pottery” 4 out of 5 stars. Yours in Words, M. Windholtz
MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
For your reading pleasure you sometimes just want a story that is short and quick to read, but you still want that writing to be engaging and have an impact. When you open a copy of PIECES LIKE POTTERY by Dan Buri, you’ll find an engrossing collection of short stories that will captivate your emotions and satisfy your reading taste buds. The numerous stories epitomize all of your senses and emotions as you’re drawn into each plot. The nine stories are as varied in their plots as the reactions drawn from the reader. The tales deal with pain and suffering, hope and inspiration, overcoming our inner demons to survive. Each story touches you in different ways while stimulating your senses. The author’s style of writing is easy flowing quickly drawing you into each setting. He has created well-balanced characters readers can relate to or feel emotions toward. Buri’s rich descriptions brings each story to life right on the page. The numerous stories in PIECES LIKE POTTERY come together to form a wonderful reading experience. Readers will be transported and uplifted by the resiliency of love and human nature found throughout these tales. FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
Lovz-Books More than 1 year ago
Reader starts off in a gray, thick fog as you try to comprehend the plot. One of the characters--Lisa--is standing at a gravesite, grieving over the loss of a child and mulling over a pending divorce. The author then proceeds to summarize the ups and downs of the marriage in a vague nutshell. At this point I'm asking, "Who the hell cares?"On and on, we hear about the couple's wilting love, and, although the words were sensitive and poetic, I couldn't help but get wilted myself. The "commemorating the renewal of their love" didn't sound all that appealing. Basically this is the story of the stress and endurance of a rocky love. Of course, some might appreciate this, but others might find it a bit of.....(yawn.) So this is another collection of short stories that I didn’t find too interesting.
Fredreeca2001 More than 1 year ago
Like all short story books, some of the stories really grab you and some do not. I have to say, there were very few tales in this collection that fell into that category. These tales are so creative and intriguing. With my work schedule, they were perfect for me to snatch a quick read at work (gasp...don't judge). The compassion shown in each story is of a different nature. Each shows creativity and a uniqueness that really plays on your heartstrings. The "real world" is played out differently in every story. I loved the passion I felt the author portrayed. A great talent!