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Storm Warning by Vanessa Gebbie
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Aug 24, 14

bookshelves: short-stories, flash-fiction, literary-fiction, indie-publisher
Read from July 21 to 25, 2012

These are the stories of those left behind, the 'survivors' of war and atrocity. I found each one deeply affecting and couldn't just plough through this collection as I might normally have done. Out of respect for the people whose lives are laid bare, I had to stop after each story, if only for a few minutes, and ponder what I had read. Every story became a prayer for peace and an end to war and suffering. A hard but beautiful read.
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Reading Progress

07/21/2012 page 15
13.0% "Utterly absorbing. Such powerful prose. Solid."
07/21/2012 page 31
28.0% "The trouble with collections of this quality is that you can only read one story at a time as each deserves its own space in which to be reflected upon. Reading more than one in a row feels like stuffing my face so fast I can't taste what I'm eating."
07/21/2012 page 41
37.0% "The Wig Maker - a truly heartbreaking story. I wish, though, that the convention of using speech marks at the beginning of each new paragraph of continuing dialogue had been used. I keep thinking people have stopped talking when they hadn't."
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