The second volume in O’Dell’s “The Shade of Highfall” series, you know from the very first page that Return to Reality is something rather special. A wicked slice of literary entertainment, and a heck of an antidote to the wave of mediocrity that currently courses through the genre.
There’s real soul to this coming-of-age story as Presti beautifully renders the sights and sounds of a bygone era. All are meticulously observed as he explores the veracities of family, calamity, politics and racial divide during a period of turbulent change.
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, Siren Song is an epic mosaic of interrelated characters and the ripples their actions leave in their wake.
A strange but compelling novella, ‘Lincoln and Rachmaninoff walk into a bar: A Climate Change Novella’ unapologetically weaves past, present and future expertly around contemporary life in a fantastical and surreal fantasy.
Fate cannot be controlled and is frequently quite unpleasant. Yet, a bad hand that is dealt by fate can be the start to new and better phase in life. It all depends on how it is played.