Monday 28 November 2011

Review - While I'm Still Me by Jeremy Mark Lane

While I'm Still MyselfWhile I'm Still Myself by Jeremy Mark Lane

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Blurb From Goodreads

A passionate December love affair.
The meeting of an unexpected traveler.
The consequences of protecting a young new acquaintance.
A journey into an unknown past.

In the stories of While I’m Still Myself, Jeremy Lane eloquently describes the life changing impact of the brief encounter, showing that life and love are not shaped by an entire lifetime, but by the fleeting moments with unexpected people in unexpected places.

My Review

What a great wee book. I am always wary about short story books as I find more often than not I really don't like the stories, too much change in pace and or writing or I just don't like it. The only one I pick up knowing I am going to enjoy is Stephen King (love his books!). Anyway I agreed to review it and I am so glad I did.

The stories are fairly decent length and variety, some are really short and some are a good length to get you involved and engrossed in the story. My favourites are That Winter (a boy meets a girl and becomes by chance in a diner and can't stop thinking about her, when he gets home there is a pleasant suprise waiting on him). The Pebblestone 5 (a group of young kids living in a small town all have 1 thing in common, they all have a secret and only tell each other when one of them is in the right place at the right time to do something about "it"). And Souls in the wind (a story based around racial issues). The other stories are good too but those 3 I really reallu enjoyed.

The writing is very easy to read and follow, again with short stories most of the time it is best to read them by dipping in and out. I sailed through this in one sitting and read over an hour or two as I really enjoyed the way the easy flow of the stories. This was my first time reading this author and I would definately read more of his work, 4/5 for me.

Thank you so much to the author for giving me the chance to read this. The individual stories are available in ebook format just now for just under £1 each and the whole book will be available in treebook format January 2012 on Amazon.

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  1. I'm very wary of short stories too, but I respect them. It's more difficult to get a full story into a few pages than it is to write a novel - in many ways. Glad this one mostly accomplished that.

  2. Now following! :)) I love the stars, how did you do it?! Thank you for all your support.

  3. Thank you melissa, I told my husband what I wanted and he made them for me :)

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I'm a new follower. Looking forward to reading your posts.

  5. Another short stories around ... having not read short stories since I was much younger, I'm now thinking maybe I'm missing out! Loved your review Lainy. Thank you. Shaz

  6. Hi Lainy,
    I'll give a free eBook to every single person who wants one for a full 24 hours from the time you announce it. Spread the word!


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