Radar Road: The Best of On Impulse by Nath Jones


The author sent me an ARC of this book (pdf format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

(by Goodreads)

Radar Road: the Best of On Impulse highlights an exploration of twenty-first century narrative. In four collections that move from raw to refined, the On Impulse series invites the reader to contemplate how we use language now: online, in full-length books, and with each other. Morgan Kiger arranged this fifth collection to stand on its own while showcasing the series’s original trajectory from catharsis to craft.

Genre(s): Short Stories & Anthologies
Series: n.a.
Length: 134 pages
Release date: 2016-09-17


I don’t know. All I know is I saw my neighbor’s kid, a little girl about three years old with gold hair that’ll no doubt end up losing its curls and shine, outside. She was dancing in a flag. The storm had been terrible. During the worst of it the flag, a pretty large one maybe four-by-six feet, blew off its pole near the cemetery. It got caught in the rose trellis behind my house. When I first saw her running like a bull through a toreador’s cape the sky was still purple. July is like that. The sun on one side gleaming. Dark clouds on the opposite horizon grudgingly moving on.

My Opinion

This book offers the readers a broad variety of independent short stories.

With Radar Road, Nath Jones has created an interesting collection of short stories, all varying in length and mood. It is a quite entertaining read – each story let me watch the protagonists through a window. The protagonists are normal and of sufficient depth and their situations often seem familiar. Nath Jones lets you take part in her characters’ lives from a short distance – as if through a camera lens.

This is a book for you if you like a broad variety of short stories. It is the ideal read for your coffee breaks.

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ –  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ –  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Thoughtful
Pace Steady
POV Alternating
Language :mrgreen:
Violence :mrgreen:
Sexual content :mrgreen:


About the author

Best New American Voices nominee Nath Jones received an MFA in creative writing from Northwestern University. Her publishing credits include PANK Magazine, There Are No Rules, and Sailing World. She lives and writes in Chicago..

Connect with the author:

Amazon:  Nath Jones

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you? What did you think about Radar Road?
Or – if you did not yet read Radar Road – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂






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