Moreover, the author offers us an in-depth, believable and emotional insight into the life and motivations of an abuse victim who finally builds up the courage to leave her husband.
Stack of One (Lost Boys Book 3) - Kindle edition by Allie Cresswell. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like. Stack of One, Book 3 in the Lost Boys quartet, by Allie Cresswell, is a complex novella with rich, descriptive prose. In it, readers meet a variety of characters.
It is on her journey to rehabilitation that Megan eventually encounters Guy, a news reporter who suffers a difficult r Allie Cresswell knows how to paint a picture. It is on her journey to rehabilitation that Megan eventually encounters Guy, a news reporter who suffers a difficult relationship with his father. In my eyes, the one short-coming of this book was how long it took to reach a point where I was invested in the story.
I feel it slows down the story too much as I tend towards higher action, fast-paced novels. This adds to the cinematic feel of the narration; however it also adds a thin layer of detachment between the reader and the characters.
I believe this was intentional, as Megan does try to detach herself from society and human interaction; but it also made it harder for me to relate to her at first. I especially enjoyed how the stories of many seemingly unrelated characters became interwoven.
It is listed in the title that this is the third book of a series. I have not read the previous books, but I was easily able to follow the action. However, I do wonder if perhaps having read the previous installments would have helped me engage in this one faster.
It feels, as it always does, like a slow immersion into a flowing river; the people are a constant current of movement in and through and away again; regular as waves they lap against the counters and gush down to the lavatories, eddying around the tables leaving deposits of litter before surging out and away. The flood of bodies is so tangible to her that she is almost tempted, as she descends, to hold her breath. Jun 07, Stacie rated it liked it. In it, readers meet a variety of characters whose lives appear separate, but as their stories unfold so do the connecting threads in their life experiences.
Megan, a depressed waitress, Jennifer, a troubled wife, Iris, an elderly mother - are among the women whose daily lives are depicted in heart aching, beautiful passages.
Literary fiction fans will no doubt enjoy this novella Stack of One, Book 3 in the Lost Boys quartet, by Allie Cresswell, is a complex novella with rich, descriptive prose. Literary fiction fans will no doubt enjoy this novella for the language and depth it shows, while readers who prefer faster paced novels with action moving the plot quicker may not.
While I appreciated the complexities of the language and, as a literary fiction fan, relished its descriptive prose, I found it at times an arduous task to read. However, perhaps that was the author's intention, because Stack of One does weave together its characters in a major plot point no spoilers here by the novella's end.
The overarching themes of abuse, struggle - strength, perseverance, and hope - are topics that I believe need to be shared. Stack of One is the third in the Lost Boys Quartet, also available as a whole in p- and e-formats.
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