Counting Down the Storm

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
For two days the storm has taken over the city, and two people's lives.
A man convinces himself that his life is worthless when his lover leaves him for another man. Alone and depressed, he allows his life to sink into the bowels of civilization.
When a wife and mother discovers that her husband is having an affair she abandons logic and gives in to the perilous abyss of jealousy and revenge. More

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Words: 15,250
Language: English
ISBN: 9780978472115
About D. Ryan Leask

D. Ryan Leask is an avid reader and writer. "Counting Down the Storm" is his freshman effort with many more to come. He grew up in small town Alberta but after studying in the Maritimes and briefly living in Ottawa, now calls the bustling and booming city of Calgary, Alberta Home. He lives there with his wife, Antonia, two beautiful children and his fish-named dogs, Dori and Nemo.


Review by: Kenneth Hoss on Sep. 06, 2011 : (no rating)
Counting Down the Storm drags the reader into the abyss of human misery. Leask brings his characters out into the light, only to plunge them and the reader into the darkest depths of hell. For his "freshman effort", D.Ryan Leask has done this to perfection.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Everett Powers on Aug. 09, 2011 :
A well-written hard-hitting novella that hits the mark on several fronts. Leask transports the reader into the bowels of human misery as if he's been there and suffered what his characters have suffered. The stories are dark but very realistic.

When I finished it, I wanted to put it in the garage so I wouldn't have to think about it; that's how realistic the prose is. If that's the effect Leask wanted to achieve, he was completely successful.

It's taken me a couple of months to write this review because I wanted to really think about how it affected me. I've given it five stars because I think the author did exactly what he set out to do.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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