Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers....the place to be when its a fun and crazy day in the neighborhood but rest assured, we're wrangle it back under control.
Today, we're looking at a work that has bite size reading written all over it. It's a collection of short stories exploring a variety of topics that all center around the human condition. Ready to read all about it....
A collection of short stories, literary sketches and vignettes each capturing a moment in the life of someone a lot like you. Each story delves into human themes: expectation, desire, hope, loss, fear, joy, peace, suffering, redemption. The narrative is filled with subtle irony, humour and touching observations. The stories highlight our era of increasing social disconnection, in which technology is replacing intimacy and life occurs at a pace that challenges people’s ability to stop, observe and interpret their own existence and its relationship with those around them. It highlights the everyday moment and provides nourishment for the harried soul. The overriding message in Caught is: that any moment in every life can be viewed as worthy of treasuring. Whether that moment is filled with despair or joy; they provide entertaining relief and nourishing benefits.
Sounds to me like it's a work of Fiction that reveals a lot of truths about society in general. Curious indeed! It's always great when an author can take mundane situations and turn them into something more, something that makes you think and reconsider your preconceived notions. Certainly sounds like this one has the potential to do just that. Then we have the beauty and the curse of anthologies....the length. Writers only have a few pages to share with us a glimpse of their world. Not enough? Not necessarily. It's all about what you DO with that time that matters.
So, whatcha think?
Read it or not?
Interested or bored?
Which human theme do YOU find most interesting?
About the author....
Author Deirdre Thurston has been an observer of people my whole life, always intrigued by the unfolding of everyday events and what those events take on in the eyes and lives of ordinary people.
As well as seeing — and feeling — the angst and the pain, the fragile hopes and dreams, the joys and the frustrations that make up the human condition, I’ve also always been able to see the funny side.
My vantage points have been from the perspective of a daughter, a sister, a wife and a mother, an aunt, a friend and a confidante — I’ve looked at life through many lenses, yet always my own observations have been enriched by the points of view of the other players in those unfolding dramas.
And always inside of me, from the time I was five years old, has lurked a writer — framing my observations and cataloguing them. Storing them up until I was ready to capture them on paper.
At 57 I began crafting my lifetime of observations into sketches and vignettes. Two years later I knew it was time to start sharing my stories with the world.
Special thanks to Rebecca at Rebecca's Writing Services for the chance to bring this title to you. (THANKS!) For more information on it, be sure to click on the links provided throughout the post.
Until next time....happy reading!