Saturday, May 30, 2015

Unpaved Surfaces by Joseph Souza

A bittersweet story about love, loss, and the delicacy of family ties. 

UNPAVED SURFACES explores the varying degrees of mourning, guilt, and coping mechanisms of an entire family after the loss of a child. Souza delves deep into the psyche of each family member (child, teenager, and adult) a feat in itself, and Souza is flawless. The haunted tone of the prose very much reminded of Joe Hill’s HORNs (minus the occult horror aspects of that book). Overall, a great read that opens up a void in your soul and then slowly stitches it back together.

5/5 stars

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Dog Stars

I just finished this book last night and it was amazing.

Totally loved it.

A post-apocalyptic story about a man and his dog who have lost everything. A bit of hope gets them through. The prose was poetic and perfectly paced. The ending was perfect. So good!