The Echoing Green & Other Stories

Ebook, 135 Pages
Short Stories/ Urban Fantasy/ Mythology
By: David Jordan
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟 ½

🌟 Synopsis: From a quest to find the Starbucks mermaid, to a god’s dream of saving the planet, this collection of short stories has an abundance of imagination as well as ingenuity and style. In serene and sparkling prose, David Jordan will introduce you to places and people that you have never encountered before, with a unique voice and vision that will satisfy story lovers everywhere.

🌟 I have been provided en ebook of this collection of short stories in exchange of an honest review!

🌟 I was not sure if I wanted to read this at first, I am not the biggest fan of short stories collections but when I knew that it involves mythology, I decided to read it immediately!

🌟 I feel like there were 2 halves: a good one (3 stars) and an even better one (4 stars). I really enjoyed the stories from “Gods and Monsters” onward. I think the stories were easy to get into and the writing was smooth, I was not confused which sometimes happen in short stories.

🌟 I also knew the author was trying to bring something and to deliver an idea with each story, I felt this was more well done in the second half while the first half I did not get the point at the end of some stories, I think some of them were rushed and could have used more pages and better endings.

🌟 Summary: I did not go into each story individually because I think it is better to discover them by yourselves. I believe the book had good writing and some good ideas but I could not connect to some of these stories. If you like mythology and weird stuff and you are a fan of short stories then I think you can give this one a try!

2 Comments

  1. Great review. Would love to get my hands on this book. I personally love short stories. I find them bizarrely beguiling. There’s always something left unsaid by the end of it because they are so short and when they are a part of a collection, I like finding for that one thread of connection that pierces through them all. Have you read the Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr? It’s a remarkable collection told in very unique prose, tales ranging from sweet to strange.

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