Sunday, December 12, 2010

In My Mailbox (#7)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi, The Story Siren.  This meme was began so we could all share what books we received the previous week ... whether it was in the mail, from the library or what we bought at a store.

The Advent of Lena: A tale of Beauty and the BeastThe Advent of Lena by Neil M. Campbell:  For Park, spiritual bankrupt with the perfect looks, only beautiful women count until he insults Chloe, a stranger, and the ugliest female he has ever seen.  At once he is struck down by Eddie, her friend and protector.

Park, on his knees, perceives in an epiphany that solely with the help of the woman he has outraged can he find deliverance from the bonds of nihilism and self-regard.

He resolves to win Chloe.  But, bewildered by his attentions and repelled by his egotism, she wants no part in his quest; until his persistence and her own curiosity about his motives eventually soften her distrust of his sincerity.

Tentatively, she allows him into her life, thereby initiating trajectories of self-discovery, commitment, and betrayal along which all involved - including tormented, Park obsessed, Miriam - hazard toward nemesis ... or redemption.

The Job: Based on a True Story (I Mean, This Is Bound to Have Happened Somewhere)The Job: Based on a True Story (I mean, this is bound to have happened somewhere) by Craig Davis:  Joe B. enjoys the sweet life as a vice president at Universal Whirligig.  Then one day he arrives at his job only to find he's been demoted to the mailroom, with no explanation or warning.  Joe B. downsizes his hope right into the circular file as he tries to meet with the Big Boss, and receives advice from some of the worst friends ever.

Raven Wings and 13 More Twisted TalesRaven Wings and 13 More Twisted Tales by Frank G. Poe, Jr.:  What happens after we die?  Why should we be vigilant about our health?  How is racism put to rest?  Which religions are correct?  Whose mystery is solved after 160 years?

Frank G. Poe, Jr. answers all of these questions and more in the shocking, must read, introduction of Raven Wings and 13 More Twisted Tales, a collection of fourteen stories guaranteed to entertain.  Eerie and sometimes humorous, the twisted tales result in a thought provoking experience about our society, relationships, health and money.  The author holds us up to the mirror so we can take a good look at ourselves.  It's easy to see how Poe's new book will become a proven literary hit.

After the eye opening introduction by the author, the stories range from a sensual, yet humorous, encounter at Wal-Mart to macabre satire.  The adult oriented collection is full of ghosts, monster trucks, ninjas and spiders, oh my!

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