Review from OnlineBookClub.org
Coles’ reputable writing style is generally evident in every story. He uses irony and sarcasm to contradict human behaviour. This helped me to reflect on why some characters behaved the way they did. I was then able to identify with them and even ‘forgive’ their impulsive actions. My favourite story was Suchin’s Escape. Although Harry is a criminal, his remorseful attitude leads him to rescue Suchin from a razing car by risking his life. I also admired Billie Bob’s self-realisation in The Wreck of the Amtrak’s Silver Service. He reminded me how the society is always so quick to judge criminals, that it does not give them second chances to redeem themselves. Read the entire review here…