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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Review of "edging past reality" by David A Fingerman


If you like bizarre twists, never quite knowing what is coming next, horrific surprises…then the anthology, edging past reality by David A Fingerman will be a collection of short stories you will enjoy.  I personally have a thing for such dark tales.

I was initially caught by the division of the collection, with the stories divided into sections by age: “Too Young To Know Any Better,” Old Enough To Know Better,” Is This A Mid-Life Crisis?” and “Senior Moments.” I just love that wit of it which I found continued throughout the collection in many dark, spellbinding, surprising forms.

Of course, as with all anthologies, there are stories a reader likes better than others. With this collection, (I must be young at heart, LOL, as they were in the younger sections), “Mosquito Tim” and “Peeping Tom” stood out to me. Both stories had a savage idea of redemption about them which made me smile in a quite devious way :) 

  Product Description:

Get ready to expect the unexpected when you read this collection of chilling short storiesThe short stories of Edging Past Reality will take you to the precipice of reason and then push you over the edge.

If you think you can always believe your eyes, and you're sure that what you believe is true, it's time to check your certainties at the door ... and start Edging Past Reality. In this collection of short stories, as you're warned in the introduction, ''the most common and familiar elements of life ... explode into a circus of horror.'' Imagine an inviting, lush meadow that turns shockingly deadly. A mirror that holds more than mere reflections. A trial where your life hangs by a call-in vote.

David Fingerman, a master of the unforeseen and unpredictable, will take you on a number of seemingly ordinary journeys and then smoothly veer off course, surprising you with twists and turns that propel you toward destinations that are not only unexpected, but often terrifying.

  About the Author:

David Fingerman has worked in the Hennepin County Court System for over twenty years. He now writes full time and lives with his wife in Minneapolis

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