By Jim Musgrave
The President's Parasite and Other Short Stories is a rich collection of slice of life vignettes written with a melancholy flavor and a twist of dark humor in an easy-to-read conversational tone. Each story deserves a review of its own, but for this review I'll mention a couple of my favorites. However, if you read this and are hungry for more, you can get your hands on a downloadable sampler of his stories on his blog.
For this review, I thought I'd highlight a couple of my favorite stories:
Jim Musgrave's engaging characters in Remembering to Laugh opens a window into everyday life into the "invisible
The Wager portrays a man who wins 117 million dollars in a lottery and bets his pastor that he can cause more trouble by trying to do good with his winnings than he would if he squanders it. If he doesn't, he'll give the rest of the money to the church, but if he wins the Pastor agrees to change the church into a
In my effort to keep my blog entry short enough you all will read it, let me say that the short story IS NOT dead. Jim's stories vary enough that there's no one marketing umbrella formula that can lump them together other than original, creative and thought provoking. His work affects the mind in a subtle way, much like Twilight Zone. It entertains but grabs you and doesn't just let go until it threads into your mind and makes you think.
Bonus for my readers: Jim Musgrave will be my special guest today. Please leave a comment on today's blog and he will answer. You never know, I might pipe in there too. Not only will you enjoy such excellent camaraderie but when you leave a comment or ask a question, you'll be in the running to win a copy of The President's Parasite and Other Short Stories!
Amazon Link for President's Parasite: http://www.amazon.com/Presidents-Parasite-Jim-Musgrave/dp/0977650367/Tomorrow's tour stop:
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