Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned Showcases Solid Writing

Everything Ravaged, Everything BurnedEverything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nine short stories of relationships, status, and control are characterized by sharp writing and a good eye for metaphor. Tower's tales often involve change and a character's need to adjust as in "Executors of Important Energies" where a son must deal with a father's fading memory as well as the unexpected addition of a stranger to the relationship.

Other stories involve the consequences of infidelity, antagonistic brothers seeking common ground in the killing of a moose, and jaded Vikings hoping to find serenity in raiding one more island. A funny, dark, hopeful collection of well-crafted yarns.

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2 comments:

J Gillian Finley said...

Hi John;

Thanks for the heads up on 'Everything Ravaged...'. I'm big into relationship stories. How can it be purchased?

I have one book on a mother/daughter relationship that redefines ROCKY.

John P. McCann said...

I believe it's available in eBook and soft cover format via Amazon.

Or you could order through your local bookstore.