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Storm Warning by Vanessa Gebbie
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Jul 21, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: short-stories, flash-fiction, literary-fiction, indie-publisher

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

July 21, 2012 – Started Reading
July 21, 2012 – Shelved
July 21, 2012 –
page 15
11.72% "Utterly absorbing. Such powerful prose. Solid."
July 21, 2012 –
page 26
20.31%
July 21, 2012 –
page 31
24.22% "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."
July 21, 2012 –
page 37
28.91%
July 21, 2012 – Shelved as: flash-fiction
July 21, 2012 – Shelved as: literary-fiction
July 21, 2012 – Shelved as: short-stories
July 21, 2012 –
page 41
32.03% "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."
July 21, 2012 –
page 45
35.16%
July 23, 2012 –
page 96
75.0%
July 25, 2012 –
page 112
87.5%
July 25, 2012 – Finished Reading
August 24, 2014 – Shelved as: indie-publisher

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