Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Light, the Dark, and Ember Between by J. W. Nicklaus

Category: Short stories
Published: 2009, 176 pgs.
Review: 3/5 stars
The Light, the Dark, & Ember Between by J.W. Nicklaus is a collection of short stories with themes such as love, loss, redemption, humour, death and more. I was interested in this book because I thought the cover and title were intriguing. I wanted to like it more than I did. The stories were usually uplifting and positive but I'm just not sure I'm a big fan of the short story. There wasn't enough time for me to care about the characters and that seems to make a difference in whether I like a book or not. The nice thing about it is that you can easily sit down and complete most of the stories within 10 minutes. You can also skip around since none of the stories are related to each other. It would be a great book to have on hand for those times when you are waiting for the doctor, your kids, or whoever else makes you wait.
Rating: 1.1.1 Pretty clean through and through. There may be a biblical swear word here and there. I don't really count those.


: ) Paula said...

Great blog--just found it today. Do you happen to have a printable list of the titles you've read and the ratings you gave them? I'd love to keep a list tucked in my purse for trips to the library.

Love the ratings system. Look forward to returning to your blog often!

Aelysium said...

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Kath said...

I love short stories, I'll have to give this a try.

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