4 out of 4 stars
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Stanislas M Yassukovich is a seasoned author who has honed the skill of storytelling. In his latest offering titled Short Stories, Yassukovich has compiled eight short stories that cover a variety of topics such as divorce, ghosts, vacations, the lives of affluent individuals, and other tales. This compilation of stories is a work of fiction that was inspired by the author’s experiences and encounters with people in cosmopolitan spaces.
The tales are independent, well-written, and fascinating. The tale titled A Monkey’s Divorce left my heart feeling warm and fuzzy. In this tale, we are introduced to Jacob. He is a young man who recently graduated and was in the job market. Despite doing exceptionally well in his studies, he struggled to secure employment. Being unemployed left him feeling frustrated and hopeless. After a short while, an opportunity arose for Jacob to represent a client on a divorce case, and he grabbed it with both hands. While preparing for the case, he met a young lady with whom he fell in love. Could this job opportunity and a new love interest signal a new chapter in Jacob’s life? Readers will have to read Short Stories to find out about Jacob and several other interesting characters in the tales.
What I liked about the book is the diversity of the tales. I could relate to Jacob’s frustrations while he was job hunting because, at some point, I also struggled for a short while to secure employment. Like Mrs. Seymour (a character from another tale), I believe one must look presentable whenever they step out of the house.
The writing style used by the author is easy to comprehend, and the book is structured logically. The language used is also clean and free from profanity.
The editing of the book is commendable, as I only picked up one punctuation error throughout. It is, therefore, safe to assume that the book was professionally edited.
I rate the book 4 out of 4 stars as I thoroughly enjoyed the author’s writing style, the diversity of the tales, and the experiences shared in each story. It is evident that the author is well-traveled and enjoys the finer things in life. He has successfully managed to convey real-life stories in a fun and captivating manner.
Readers who enjoy short stories are spoiled for choice with a variety of tales. This book is suitable for those who enjoy reading about other’s travel experiences, hunting, ghost stories, and a host of other fascinating tales.
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