Official Review: We Love Short Shorts by Kathy Lindsey

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Official Review: We Love Short Shorts by Kathy Lindsey

Post by Kalin Adi » 08 Oct 2018, 00:36

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "We Love Short Shorts" by Kathy Lindsey.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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We are living in a shrinking era in which almost everything is bite-sized (learning, trainings, food, marketing, etc.), and stories aren’t the exception. We Like SHORT SHORTS is a collection of startling bite-sized stories and recollections, some of them incredibly nano-scale. This book was written by Kathy Lindsey and Dave Sharp.

Although the stories are short, the diversion obtained from them isn’t short at all. In fact, this collection encapsulates a broad spectrum of lifelike situations such as the hassle of moving out to a new home, the uncertainty when not knowing the whereabouts of a loved one, the shortcomings that come with age, the sudden gaiety of a childhood memory, the astute trap of a wife created to see her husband’s reaction, among others.

We Like SHORT SHORTS contains more than forty stories, each with a different topic. Some of the stories are built on the knowledge and experience of the authors or someone close to them as stated at Amazon. The stories were written cleverly realistic, and they’re easy to follow. Since most of them are very short, you won’t see characters’ development very often, but instead the thrill and lessons of the wonderful narrations compensate that.

Since there were so many stories, I will just mention three of my favorites. The first one is "Pygmalion’s Statue." It’s the story of a sculptor who was seeking to create the perfect statue, and he sculpts a perfect woman whom he falls in love with. As a romantic person, I sighed when I read his story. What a predicament! The second story is "The Greatest Sacrifice." One of the things I love the most in this story is the way it was written. It’s actually a poem that explains what a father is willing to do for his children and their future. It’s a tear-jerking story. And the third one is "Squirrels Anonymous." It narrates the story of how a half truth can make a person misunderstand the real situation and make wrong decisions.

Despite the praises mentioned above, I must admit I found a number of things I didn’t like when reading. First of all, the book doesn’t have a table of content to make easier for the reader to find a story fast. Second, the formatting was sometimes off. Some lines grew bigger while others smaller. Third, I found some errors as missing commas and quotation marks. Lastly, a few stories would benefit if they followed the technique “show, don’t tell.”

Regardless the flaws, I really enjoyed this collection of stories because they provided me with a remarkable getaway. If you like stories that invite you to ruminate about life, you will enjoy We Like SHORT SHORTS. Although these stories seem relatively simple, you can find a lot of insights into family, sacrifice, animal care, and others. Therefore, I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars.

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Post by wendos » 10 Oct 2018, 00:08

This must be a cute one to read. I only hope that each of the stories is exhaustive enough not leave the reader on cliff-hanger. Otherwise its an amazing way to present the stories. Nice review.

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Post by Debjani Ghosh » 10 Oct 2018, 01:10

Short stories that provide insight into life are worth reading. However, too many errors will detract from the reading experience. Thanks for the honest review!

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Post by Noraine Alissa Poria » 10 Oct 2018, 12:15

This sounds interesting, I would love to read this one. It sounds like the shorts stories in this book have depths and that's hooking.

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Post by Nerea » 15 Oct 2018, 04:57

Interesting short stories. But poems ain't my type of chocolate. I like your review writing style. It's well structured and composed . Great review.
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Post by Kalin Adi » 15 Oct 2018, 12:07

@wendos
This must be a cute one to read. I only hope that each of the stories is exhaustive enough not leave the reader on cliff-hanger. Otherwise its an amazing way to present the stories. Nice review.
There are no cliffhangers, so don't worry about it. You can enjoy the stories as much as you want.

@Debjani Ghosh
Short stories that provide insight into life are worth reading. However, too many errors will detract from the reading experience. Thanks for the honest review!
Well, if you immerse into the readings, the errors will not detract you from the enjoyment. Remember, we, as reviewers, have to pay attention to the errors, but when we are readers, that's a different story.

@Noraine Alissa Poria
This sounds interesting, I would love to read this one. It sounds like the shorts stories in this book have depths and that's hooking.
Help yourself, Noraine! You'll have fun!

@Nerea
Interesting short stories. But poems ain't my type of chocolate. I like your review writing style. It's well structured and composed . Great review.
Thanks for your comment, Nerea. There is just story in the form of a poem. I loved it. However, the rest of the stories aren't poems at all.

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Post by Felicidad » 15 Oct 2018, 18:11

I liked your review! The title really called my attention. It sounds interesting!
Besides, the explanation you gave about Pygmalion's Statue was wonderful.
Great review!

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