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Shades of Grey by Michael Cargill
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May 18, 12

bookshelves: 212books, abuse, anthologies, shorts
Recommended for: war fans
Read from May 10 to 18, 2012 — I own a copy

** spoiler alert ** I got this book for free from Making Connections, in exchange of an honest review.

There are some writers..hand them anything and they turn it into a story..Michael Cargill is one of them.

The three stories in this anthology are simple stuff but that doesn’t make them less interesting.

The first story,”Shades of Grey”, is about John. He’s a man who works for the government and is absolutely insane.

The second story is “There and Back Again” which focuses on James who is a British soldier taking part in a war for the first time. The ambiance and the emotions of the war are described beautifully, as is the feeling of guilt and shame when a soldier is asked to retreat.

The last story is called, “Down the Rabbit Hole”, about Tom who has an abusive father whose behavior is getting worse everyday. Then Tom’s favorite toy bunny starts to talk to the kid and solves his problems its own way.

All three stories are based on characters that are flawed due to events in their past and are trying to rise above it.
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Reading Progress

05/11/2012 "read the first story "Shades of Grey" and realized Michael can make anything into a story! Oh and John's crazy."

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