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Gregory S. Lamb
on Dec. 26, 2012 :
Dodsworth's independently published collection of short stories is a perfect travel companion for a short flight or waiting for an appointment. However, don't get the idea these stories are light reading as they are just the opposite. Each of them are thought provoking and each are written from different perspectives showcasing the lives of real people who experience difficult circumstances.
The author must be a master observer of human behavior in everyday life. Each story is unique. He captures the hopelessness of a first person character working in a dead end and leaves the reader thinking at the end, could that have easily been me? The next story could be about lost love or loss in general. The hopelessness and endless patterns of the indigent are also part of this gripping collection.
You don't have to imagine what how a young child might be so easily kidnapped by an evil impostor either. Dodsworth does a great job of laying out how such a tragedy could easily unfold.
Anyone who's ever felt the injustice of the artificiality of credit and the anonymity of financial institutions that scam the willing investor, is sure to enjoy Dodsworth's final short piece of the collection titled "Notre Dame Cathedral."
This author could take any one of these short pieces and easily have written a full length novel sure to captivate audiences who love Steven King.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)