The Stained Glass Door: A Novel in Fragments

The Stained Glass Door: A Novel in Fragments

by John Marvin

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Overview

Before he can really adjust to death, Martin finds himself in a supernatural conference room of constantly shifting moods and appearance. Guided by an uncannily perceptive group leader, Martin and other recently deceased strangers are assigned to write and talk about...stories. With little time to adapt, Martin and his new companions begin writing.

The result? Free of the constraints of the living, eight strangers write, read and talk.

Through their stories we discover the laughter, joys and tragedies of hidden lives.

The Stained Glass Door is the first of a series of WriteReadTalk™ novels, which will offer writers of short fiction a new home for their work and offer readers a novel composed of both creative short fiction and a longer plot of discovery.

Writers and readers are invited to learn more about the origins of The Stained Glass Door (the first WriteReadTalk™ novel) and how short fiction writers of all ages can contribute to the next edition.

Interested? Go to: WriteReadTalk.com

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626525122
Publisher: Two Harbors Press
Publication date: 12/31/2013
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Growing up, the author often heard his father's and great uncles' stories of fights, feuds, and difficult lives lived in a past era. Like his ancestors, the author has worked many jobs: gas station attendant, farmhand, bellhop, forklift operator, highway maintenance, photographer, teacher, corporate communications. His writing is a product of experience, extensive reading and a slightly off-balance storytelling process.

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The Stained Glass Door: A Novel in Fragments 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SecondRunReviews More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure what caught my eye on NetGalley when I came across The Stained Glass Door by John Marvin. This novel is a series of short stories that are linked together. Each one has a different author and each of them tackle a different subject. The short stories are connected together by their own narrative in a place that distinctly reminds me of what purgatory might be like. The writers are forced to write, share and read each other stories and offer critiques while being guided by the mysterious Ms. Munford. While I was confused by the linking narrative as it seemed to go no where and didn't reveal much about the narrator or his situation or provide any resolution to the novel as a whole. I did enjoy each short story as they were presented and discussed. Most of the stories elicited a spirited discussion and were concise snapshots within the novel as a whole. The Stained Glass Door receives a thumbs up. It's takes an anthology of short stories and connects them together in a fashion I haven't experienced before. It was unique to have complete stories connected by a narrative. Even if the narrative left a bit to be desired. I received this book for free in exchange for a honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This review was originally posted on Second Run Reviews.