Divinity Gene, The: Stories
Q&A with Matthew j. Trafford (not from the flap)
Q: In The Divinity Gene, we seem to be at the crossroads of science and spirituality. Where would you say you fit as a writer, genre-wise?
A: Both science and spirituality attempt to explain the unknown, and imagination is crucial to both and imagination is also the driving engine behind fiction and stories. As a writer...more
October 22, 2011: Honestly, I don't know what to say in reviewing these stories that wouldn't ruin the surprise for the next reader.
I am one of those readers who read not to be taken some place else. I like my world. I read to understand it and myself better. I like to see myself in the stories I read. Characters and their situations have to be real or at least plausible. I need to be able to relate, to empathize, to talk and listen to *people*. I consi...more
"Victim Services" was absolutely perfect and if I could, I would give five stars for that story alone. "Camping at Dead Man's Point" was funny and quirky. But I could have done without some of the other stories - especially "iFaust" and "Renegad...more
This was my first book of short stories and I thoroughly enjoyed reading the collection. The stories were not related but had a loose thread running through them - love and loss with a few angels or other divine beings (or not) running through them.
What really impressed me about this collection was Matthew's writing style...more