Saturday, December 6, 2014

Book Review: Hark---A Christmas Collection . . . By Justin Bog

Hark---A Christmas Collection . . .
By Justin Bog
Genre: Fiction, Short Stories
Available on Amazon!

A beautifully written collection of short stories from critically acclaimed Pacific Northwest writer Justin Bog, Hark explores the range of emotions surrounding the holidays. From melancholy to madness, loss and despair to hope and forgiveness, these six tales shimmer with feelings, some we'd rather stuff away, that Christmas can evoke.

Set in colorful locations around the United States, from Anacortes, Washington, to Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Sun Valley, Idaho, each tale focuses on people who struggle to make good choices, learn lessons, and maybe even find peace during the holiday season.
A bonus story, Poseidon Eyes, from Booktrope's upcoming reissue of Sandcastle and Other Stories---The Complete Edition, is included.

My Review

Getting cozy with a blanket and reading Hark is a pretty magical way to welcome in the winter season. This collection is made up of six short stories from protagonists coming from all different walks of life. They’ve experienced some heavy life experiences and readers follow them along as they celebrate or for some, survive, Christmas.

My favorite short story was Bracelet. I love the depth of the characters and the emotions it evoked as I read each page. It really made me feel all the feelings. Hark --- A Christmas Collection... is the perfect winter read! It’s a quick read and packs a powerful punch of vibrant descriptions, lively characters and diverse family lives.

Author Bio:

Justin Bog lives in the Pacific Northwest on Fidalgo Island. Justin Bog was Pop Culture Correspondent and Editor for In Classic Style. He enjoys cooking, lawn mowing not so much, and spends time walking and handing out treats to two long coat German shepherds, Zippy and Kipling, and two barn cats, Ajax The Gray and Eartha Kitt’n.

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