I never write reviews but I enjoyed this collection so much that I felt I owed it to the author. I discovered this author on YouTube while searching for short stories. I bought this collection on a whim and read it every spare moment I had. I absolutely loved this collection. I've read some of the stories multiple times. Some of the stories had a real emotional impact on me; I liked how they involved elements of the fantastic without being overly surreal. It is hard to pick a favorite. Some spoiler-free examples of what you'll find: there is "The Chart of the Vagrant Mariner" which is a pirate story with a Lovecraftian vibe to it; the main character suffers a heart-breaking loss before the story starts and you can see the real grief turned to vengeful anger and eventually madness. "Clara's Darkness" is a story of grief and coping as well as learning about the ones we loved all mixed with an X-files style investigation that I really enjoyed. A lot of the stories also dealt with themes of power and how it can corrupt or magnify the flaws within us. The eponymous story "Crow Shine" initiates this motif and it echoes throughout a lot of the pieces. I could write about a number of the others but I don't want to project my own feelings onto it as readers should discover what the stories mean to them.
I'm glad I discovered Alan Baxter's work and highly recommend this collection.
- フォーマット： Kindle版
- ファイルサイズ： 1189 KB
- 推定ページ数： 296 ページ
- 同時に利用できる端末数: 無制限
- 出版社: Ticonderoga Publications; First版 (2016/11/13)
- 販売： Amazon Services International, Inc.
- 言語: 英語
- ASIN: B01MRJOQZ8
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能）: 有効
- Word Wise: 有効
- カスタマーレビュー: 評価の数 2
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: 洋書 有料タイトル - 1,213,928位 (洋書 有料タイトルの売れ筋ランキングを見る)
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