Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Book Review: Escape

Media Type: Book
Title: Escape
Author: Lisa Polisar
Publisher: NukeWorks
Pages: Paperback; 174
Release Date: December 7, 2010
Source: Author
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4 Keys to My Heart

From the quiet English countryside to the gritty streets of Boston's Chinatown, there is a silent commonality among these eerie tales - Polisar's fascination with the darkness of the human psyche. Whether it's murder in a jazz club or deadly assassins, Polisar's intricate storytelling and startling characters will take you on an unforgettable journey from fear and terror to escape.

Short stories are becoming my new favorite read of choice! After reading a particularly long set of books, it's nice to dive into a collection of short stories. They are like tiny hors devours, sating my appetite until I'm ready to take on another long book. My favorite type of short stories? Horror or mystery. So when I was approached by Lisa Polisar to review her newest collection, of course I agreed!

Let me say that I loved this collection of short stories! They are fast paced, full of great wit and dialogue, and each one is so different. Polisar is able to pack a huge punch into each and every story. By far, I have to say that I fell in love with her ability to create such fantastic characters in such a short word count. My favorite would have to be Francine from "Dixie's Glass". She was sassy, smart, and a bit lost. Loved her! All the characters in this collection are amazing though.

The only thing that lost me a little bit was the endings to a few of the stories. It may have been the fact that I just completely missed whatever the message was! I don't deny that it sometimes happens. However the stories I got the most out of were the ones that the endings really caught my attention and blew me away. Honestly, the best part about a collection of short stories is that even if one story throws you off, you have the ability to completely fall in love with the next one.

Are you a mystery fan? Do you enjoy short stories? Then this collection is definitely for you! I highly recommend it, and hope that you become a fan of Lisa's work as well!

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.


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