- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 348 KB
- Print Length: 153 pages
- Publisher: Convenient Integration; 1 edition (8 May 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon UK, Amazon US
- Language: English
- Official Site: Justin Bog
Ten literary, psychological, and suspense tales collected in Sandcastle and Other Stories are nothing short of an adventure through a roiling sea of emotion. An old man twisted by fate and a lost love . . . a young girl playing on the ocean shore becomes entangled in nets of a mercurial god . . . a divorced man mired in troubles, coerced into taking a singles cruise . . . a Hollywood actor in a television drama, always typecast as the bad boy . . . a child kept awake by night terrors, and a woman who hides her secretive personality from everyone on the beach one sunny day. Genuine voices of the characters, mixed with a clear-eyed tonal directness, make this a series with mesmerizing psychological interaction. Stories span a broad depth of human understanding and build a bridge between deepest chasms of pain and high portals of joy. Read Sandcastle and Other Stories and stand witness to unspeakable hate sitting with cozy wile, right beside unconditional love — a provocative and compelling mirror on the human condition.
My Rating: ★★★★ (4 out of 5)
Sandcastle and Other Stories is a terrific mixture of short stories. Each is well crafted and very well written. The characters are brought to life and Justin has done a great job of creating different voices for each of them, not always easy for a collection of short stories.
I found Sandcastle, in particular, a terrific piece of writing with a delicious ending. A twisted mind. I like it!
Reading a collection of short stories is not always high up on my reading list, but I have to say I’ve enjoyed reading this shorter version of fiction. This was a great collection to dip in and out of in between other reading and a good way to introduce yourself to a new writer.