Friday, May 27, 2016
Brilliant collection of short stories
Brilliant collection of short stories that are beautifully and thoughtfully written. John Gregory Hancock takes the reader from the banal to the extraordinary with the ease of a master craftsman. His stories vary from an everyman's dawning realization he's landed at the gates of Hell to the outer limits of the solar system and an illuminating tete-a-tete with God. He pushes the boundaries of imagination with a dragon's death and rebirth, each story as bizarre and disconnected from each other as our nightly dreams can be. Common sense exits with dreams, he can make his stories take what turns he wants, yet they capture the most primal fears with a minimum of prose and a heavy dose of humor. This is a writer to watch and I have a feeling there is nothing he can't do.
Carole P. Roman