Favorite story in "Holding Fire"?

Discuss the May 2015 book of the month, Holding Fire.

Which story in Holding Fire is your favorite?

"Running with Guilt" by Maggie Stancu
4
11%
"Dog Eat Dog" by Joy Meehan
2
6%
"Death's Door" by Chris Chan
4
11%
"Vindictive" by Isobel Sheene
1
3%
"The Unsuspecting Nature of Grief" by Jessica Phillips
5
14%
"Do Seconds Even Matter?" by Tayah Reed
1
3%
"Life is a Great Teacher" by John Mallon
5
14%
"Burden of a Soldier" by J.B. Rice
3
9%
"Ghostwriter" by Kristi Hudecek-Ashwill
9
26%
"My Name Is Finn" by Julieanne Swiatczak
1
3%
 
Total votes: 35

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Favorite story in "Holding Fire"?

Post by Scott » 01 May 2015, 14:22

Which of the 10 stories in the May book of the month, Holding Fire, is your favorite? Why?

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Post by bookowlie » 12 May 2015, 11:01

Well, this is a difficult question as the stories all shined in their own way. My personal favorite was Death's Door, as I really liked the detective-style banter between Q and his grandfather. It reminded me of the old Columbo TV series.
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Post by zeldas_lullaby » 16 May 2015, 11:32

I wanted to vote twice above, because I had two favorites: The Unsuspecting Nature of Grief, and Burden of a Soldier. (To the author of Burden of a Soldier, I was unable to vote twice, but you've got my vote also!! Yay!)

The Unsuspecting Nature of Grief was just so original and unpredictable in its premise. I loved that. I like an author who can think outside the box. :-)

Burden of a Soldier really affected me emotionally. I LOVED the ending of it, and I just loved its overall message. It really had an impact on me. I thought it was beautiful.

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Post by avid reader28 » 18 May 2015, 01:12

Well :?
I love a lot of stories in the book, but if I had to choose one of them, I would have to say "Ghostwriter" by Kristi Hudecek-Ashwill
It was quite twisted supernatural story, which is one of my favorite genres :)

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Post by zeldas_lullaby » 18 May 2015, 01:24

I really liked Ghostwriter too!!

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Post by memory » 19 May 2015, 08:32

This is a difficult question for me because I thought all of the stories were well written and kept my attention, but I can't say they are stories I would like to read again because of the theme. I really do prefer stories where the protagonist gets to overcome their obstacles and become successful.

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Post by bookowlie » 21 May 2015, 11:46

I wish more people would vote for their favorite story since it's clear that more people read the book than the total votes indicate. I wonder if the stories are so varied that it's just hard for readers to pick a favorite.
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Post by zeldas_lullaby » 21 May 2015, 11:49

bookowlie wrote:I wish more people would vote for their favorite story since it's clear that more people read the book than the total votes indicate. I wonder if the stories are so varied that it's just hard for readers to pick a favorite.
It is frustrating when you have a poll and get only a few people to vote!!

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Post by V_bansal2912 » 21 May 2015, 14:57

I loved them all. But my favourite surely is Death's Door!!

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Post by calfurshoney » 22 May 2015, 16:20

Death Door was my favorite but enjoyed all 10 stories.

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Post by bookowlie » 23 May 2015, 08:50

For everyone who has mentioned their favorite story, don't forget to vote in the poll!
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Post by Hendmosaad89 » 25 May 2015, 09:45

Sorry but I didn't read the book:(
I was caught up in my work and the reviews, but I'm seriously considering to read it.

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Post by april-ballard » 25 May 2015, 13:58

All the stories were unique, I enjoyed them all. Dog Eat Dog got my vote simply because I could relate to it personally.

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Post by Misaela » 01 Jun 2015, 09:45

I haven't read it yet, but would love to in the near future. I'm just finishing a series, and trying to refrain myself from other stories and authors to prevent getting the stories mixed up.

Although, I do enjoy short stories, and it'll possibly be my next buy. This forum's recommendations are varied and usually interesting reads.

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Post by Fran » 01 Jun 2015, 16:44

It was actually quite difficult to make a decision on which story was my favourite but ultimately I opted for Death's Door but Ghostwriter would be a very close second. The story that had the most emotional impact on me was without doubt My Name is Finn, a deeply upsetting story.
All in all a very interesting group of stories with a lot of originality.
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