Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The Weight Of A Feather


Title: The Weight of a Feather and Other Stories
Author: Judy Croome
Genre: Short Story anthology
Length: 200 pages

Publisher: Aztar Press; 1 edition (October 22, 2013)

“The promise implicit in an anthology is that it aspires to present something different, unexpected” Joyce Carol Oates (Introduction to The Oxford Book of American Short Stories)

From the classical form of ‘The Weight of a Feather’, first published by The Huffington Post (2013), to the suggestive allegory of ‘The Leopard and The Lizard’, this collection of short stories by South African author Judy Croome is an ideal mix of the familiar and the startling.
These vibrant slices of life testify to the mysterious and luminous resources of the human spirit. Whether feeling the harrowing emotion in ‘The Last Sacrifice’ or the jauntiness of ‘Jannie Vermaak’s New Bicycle’, the reader will delight in a plethora of stories that cross boundaries to both challenge and entertain with their variety.

My Review

I was sent this book and asked to read it by the publishers and asked for my honest review. i enjoyed this book because i  suffer from a small form of bipolar and i find that i have the worst attention span, so with these stories, they were long enough to enjoy the story and understand the meanings, yet i never got bored as there was soon a new story to read. I loved reading about the different ways of life and all the short stories are different so there is plenty of variety with the stories. Judy writes with passion and imagination and the stories are perfect if you only get a few minutes a day to read like me, who reads on the bus ride to work. I look forward to reading more stories from Judy

Author Bio:
Judy Croome lives and writes in Johannesburg, South Africa. Shortlisted in the African Writing Flash Fiction 2011 competition, Judy’s short stories and poems have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, such as the Huffington Post and the University of the Witwatersrand’s Itch Magazine. Her books “The Weight of a Feather & Other Stories” (2013), “a Lamp at Midday” (2012) and “Dancing in the Shadows of Love” (2011) are available. Judy loves her family, cats, exploring the meaning of life, chocolate, cats, rainy days, ancient churches with their ancient graveyards, cats, meditation and solitude. Oh, and cats. Judy loves cats (who already appear to have discovered the meaning of life.) She is currently researching child murders for her next novel and you can visit Judy on or join her on Twitter @judy_croome

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