The author sent me an ARC of this book (pdf format) in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Trent P. McDonald’s “Seasons of Imagination” contains an eclectic mix of stories covering many places, times and even different genre, yet they all hold one thing in common, they are all about people.
Be they silly, serious or speculative, all of the stories are about us.
What makes us tick? Why do we say the things we do? Why do we react as we do?
So whether it seems the stories are exploring outer or inner space, in reality they’re always exploring the human space.
Here is an invitation to open the page and come with me to explore the Seasons of Imagination.
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I left the apartment. I was about to knock on Mr. Smith’s door when I heard him tell me to come in.
He was sitting at the table, his face ashen. He looked so much older, like he had aged 10 years in just a few hours.
“Are you alright, Mr. Smith?” I asked.
“Time is sitting heavy on me today,” he said. “Perhaps you are right. What does it matter if I’m here or not? You are the only person who knows I exist. The landlord has never seen may face. That picture and you, that’s all there is. I made sure the negatives and all copies were destroyed ages ago. When I burn it, I will be gone. …
This anthology comprises 36 different stories, taking you on thirty-six very different trips; some will make you happy, some will make you sad, others will make you wonder. There is one thing that they all have in common: They are unforgettable. I cannot tell you more about this anthology as it would spoil the fun of reading it yourself. Before reading the stories, please enjoy the awesome Introduction.
With Seasons of Imagination, Trent P. McDonald presents us with thirty-six little gifts. Each story is skilfully elaborated, has its own great flow. Ernest Hemingway once stated “When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.” Trent P. McDonald shows this masterly with every story – he created living people instead of mere characters. I was drawn into each story right away – very close to the protagonists. I could easily envision the characters and locations. I had a great time reading Seasons of Imagination. It is a very enjoyable read.
This is for you if you like a broad variety of stories on people, very likeable characters to cheer on their thrilling trip, surprises and food for thought – all packed in memorable short stories.
This is a book to read again. Highly recommended!
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|Mood||Depending on the story.|
|POV||First/third person – past tense. Depending on the story.|
|Language|| – 😳 Depending on the story.
|Violence||– 😳 Depending on the story.|
About the author
I never decided what I wanted to do when I grew up. I compose and play music, draw and paint, take a lot of pictures, and yes, I write. I’ve written a couple of books that are sitting on my shelf waiting to go out and I write a new short story almost every week, which I often post on my blog, trentsworldblog.wordpress.com. I’ve collected some of the best short stories I’ve written and put them out as “Seasons of Imagination”.
I also like to eat, so I work as a computer nerd during the day while I figure out what it is I really want to do.
If you really need details, I was born and raised in Ohio by the shore of beautiful Lake Erie and now split my time between mountainous New Hampshire and the coast of Massachusetts.
One thing to know about me is that I hate to write bio-blurbs in the third person.
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What about you? What did you think about Seasons of Imagination? Or – if you did not yet read Seasons of Imagination – are you now interested in reading it yourself?
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