Friday, February 5, 2016

Thirteen Ways of Looking

Precision. Fans of short fiction will find great craftsmanship in a new collection by Colum McCann titled, Thirteen Ways of Looking. The title novella and three short stories reveal the skill of a masterful literary artist. McCann packs more fine prose and deep insight into the character Peter Mendohlsson, a retired judge, in the novella than many writers can achieve over a lifetime. I reread many of McCann’s finely crafted sentences more than once, and even read some aloud to hear how perfectly the phrases sing. Much of life is a matter of perspective, a viewpoint, and in the novella and in the stories, McCann draws our attention to multiple perspectives that create a masterful whole. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Thirteen Ways of Looking from

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