Review - The Acorn Stories by Duane Simolke
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My Take on the Book:
I'll start off on the story that I thought was the best out of all the stories in this book: Mirrors: A Blackmail story. This one at first didn't make sense, but then everything came together as the story went on. This was one of the stories that could have potential to become a full story in itself.
Here are some more that I enjoyed:
Keeping A Secret: I was curious as to whether Kevin changed his ways - this could have become a full length story.
Come with Me was a bit of a strange one, one I thought could develop into a full story of its own.
With Mae, I thought that the love story of Cleburne and Mae would have made a very nice full length story.
And here are some other decent mentions:
In Acorn, I found that Regina and Dirk had a strange relationship.
It felt like Flip, Turn didn't serve any purpose other than Ian reminiscing about memories.
Knock seemed like quite a sad story.
The last one that I'm going to mention, in Your Daughter, it sounds as if Gretchen needs a break from her life.
Overall, I gave this book a three star rating - there were a lot of stories that I enjoyed, then there were those that were decent or those that didn't quite catch my attention. It's been quite a while since I've read a collection of short stories.