Review from OnlineBookClub.org
He is arguably known as the father of modern short stories and one of its most prolific writers. He is none other than the great poet, Edgar Allan Poe, who once said:
‘A short story must have a single mood, and every sentence must build towards it.’
In Illustrated Short Fiction of William H.Coles: 2000-2016 by William H. Coles, Edgar’s statement rings true. The book comprises thirty-three short stories, two graphic novels and one novella.
The book is a page-turner. I like how my attention was quickly engaged even though the characters were underdeveloped. It also leaves a lot of scope for imagination so the reader can always draw their conclusions on the plot. I like the way each story leaves me yearning for more. Unlike a novel that almost certainly has a conclusion, this short collection story is like playing a deck of cards. It is unpredictable yet engrossing. The author’s narrative writing style is rich and seamless, weaving its magic smoothly through each storyline.