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Monday, February 6, 2012

One More Victim Keeps Getting Downloaded

My work most currently downloaded is One More Victim. I don't understand how readers find or choose one work over another. One More Victim has a Jewish and Holocaust tag because those elements are essential to the plot. It's a story I started writing in the mid 1970s when I looked outside the window of our back door and saw crows pecking their way into our garbage. That started a poem in my head. And a story. The story got written, but the last lines of the poem that ends the story didn't come to me until some 30 years later. Victim is getting some good reviews. Like this one:

WOW! What a wonderful short story. This book starts out in 1958 but ends up in 1994. This book has so much in the few pages that I am amazed at how well the author was able to created such a wonderful story. Please be aware that this review may contain spoilers.

This book starts out with Greg being a 5 year old child woke up by a strong thunderstorm. He walks in the living room of his home and sees his father holding a flashlight looking out into the night sky. 

Greg has a father and a step-mother but his real mother died a couple of years ago during a different thunderstorm that had a tornado with the storm. Greg talks about the storm to others but not his father. Greg remembers the storm but is sad that he does not remember the mother who died in the storm. 

Greg is a little bit of a weird child. He goes through people's trash for treasures. Greg find some amazing stuff. After the storm Greg builds a hut so help hide some of his treasures. While there one day Greg has an unexpected visitor, Kathy. 

Greg shares some of his treasures with Kathy and that starts everything in motion. 

This book covers so much in the few pages that it is just a great read. This book can be read in less than an hour but it is an hour well spent. I have not read anything by this author before but I look forward to some of his additional work in the future.

I used a wonderful image from the penetrating Kansas photographer Jared Wingate for the cover.

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