When the Stars are Right
by William Meikle
Rating: 3 stars
A short story in email format
When I began reading, I was worried I’d have to remember the times and dates for each entry because they were important to the plot. Once I realised they weren’t, I skimmed over them, which left me to concentrate on the story.
This format of storytelling by sending emails (or messages) to a loved one makes it difficult to show what happened instead of telling what went on. So there is plenty of telling and because of this, I did not connect with the characters.
It was an interesting story that mixed magic, demons, science fiction, space travel and religious rituals. The concept was new to me, and made me wonder about the possibilities (since my imagination is quite wild).
About Sunday Review
One resolution I made this year was to catch up on my reading. I have almost 250 books on my to-read shelf, so I have a lot of catching up to do. This doesn’t include the two books I bought this morning off Chapters’ website. These are paperbacks, so they won’ t be here for a week or so.
Reviews are the life blood books, so I will post my reviews on Amazon.ca, Goodreads, my Facebook page, Chapters Indigo, Smashwords and here. I may not have a review every Sunday, but I hope to have at least two a month.
Please, don’t ask me to review your book. It will take me three years to get through the books I already have.
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