Monday, February 16, 2015

The Thing About Great White Sharks by Rebecca Adams Wright

Hi, readers! Today I'm a stop on the TLC book tour for Rebecca Adams Wright's The Thing About Great White Sharks.

So you've heard me sing the praises of short stories so much here that I'm sure you're sick of it, but this weekend proved one of my points perfectly: shorts are an excellent choice when you can't focus on longer reading for whatever reason. My reason, I've been sick all weekend. And it was the kind of sick where I felt like I was on the brink of falling asleep pretty much every minute of the day. Sore throat, mild cough, big time lethargy... it made Bosch watching a natural choice, but it was not conducive to my weekend reading plans at all. With the exception of Rebecca Adams Wright's collection.

The Thing About Great White Sharks features fifteen oddball tales that were really a pleasure to read. Really. Whether you're suffering from the zombie plague or not, these are fun stories. Well, mostly fun. "Sheila" - the one about the mechanical dog - wasn't fun. "Tiger Bright," which does offer a bit of a parallel, though, definitely was.

Of course it was a great fit for sick reading as well considering many of the tales seemed a bit like fever dreams! "What to Expect When You're Expecting an Alien Parasite" (the title says it all) in particular was maybe a bit too much for me this weekend. "The Other Husband" too was maybe not a great choice - I had to read that one twice because my brain just wasn't processing it. Entries like "Orchids" and "Storybag," though, were exactly what I needed!

From aliens and ghosts to the London blitz and the far future, Rebecca Adams Wright tackles a range of topics and settings I doubt any reader has ever seen brought together quite this way in one volume.   This is an exciting collection, folks, and one that I think is fabulous evidence of the author's talent. I wholeheartedly believe, based on The Thing About Great White Sharks, that Rebecca Adams Wright has wonderful things to offer the reading world and I will certainly be looking forward to reading more!

Rating: 4/5

To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.

For more on Rebecca and her work, you can visit her website here. You can also like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is a wide range of topics to be included in one collection! It sounds like Rebecca made QUITE an impression on you.

Thanks for being a part of the tour!