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Three Strikes: 3 Authors, 3 Novellas

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“Crime fiction aficionados with a taste for the offbeat will be rewarded.” —Publishers Weekly


I Take Care of Myself in Dreamland by Ross Klavan


Bartok is left with scars from the Army but something else, as well-the memory of a strange, mystical experience that he calls “Red River.” Back home and out of luck, he wanders through 1970’s New York hoping to recapture this strang
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Published September 10th 2018 by Down Out Books
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Cheryl
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was interested to pick up this anthology and read it due to the fact that the stories sounded gritty and the cover alluded to it as well. Well I am happy to report that the "grittiness" was there. However, it was the characters and the stories that missed the mark for me. Well the first two stories but the last one, The Maybrick Affair by Charles Salzberg did capture my interest and kept me invested in the story. Instantly, I did find a connection with Jake. He was someone that I could relate ...more
Joan
Sep 12, 2018 rated it liked it
As is often the case with novella collections, the writing of the three authors varies in style.

The first story is dark and was not my favorite. We are privy to Bartok's life and how much of his body became heavily scarred. We follow him around while he is in an alcohol and then drug induced haze. I found the narrative a bit confusing as we begin in the present, then go back and then move forward and then the day before, etc. I didn't find any worthwhile lesson gained from this story.

I liked the
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Erica
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Overall, an excellent compilation of short stories.

While each story has it's merits, my favorite was The Maybrick Affair by Mr. Salzberg.
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