Topic: Book Review by Joyce Anthony
Jim Musgrave has a unique style unlike anything I have ever read. His short stories pack a great deal of meaning in a few words. I found myself stopping, re-reading and questioning my ideas. This book of stories includes something for everyone--they vary so greatly. The one constant is their ability to take conventional "norms" and make the the reader think about them.
As a writer, Jim Musgrave has the ability to bring both his scenes and his characters right into your living room. You know these people--you are these people. For readers looking for an escape from reality, this may be what you are looking for--then again, you will also question what reality is--what you know, or what you are reading.
I look forward to reading more of Jim's work.
Monday, July 14, 2008
The President's Parasite and Other Stories, a review by Donna Sundblad
The President's Parasite
and Other Short Stories is a rich collection of slice of life vignettes
written with a melancholy flavor and a twist of dark humor in an
easy-to-read conversational tone. Each story deserves a review of its
own, but for this review I'll mention a couple of my favorites. However,
if you read this and are hungry for more, you can get your hands on a
of his stories on his blog.