The Left Leg

Rated 3.75/5 based on 4 reviews
A short story of a man dealing with his worst enemy, his left leg.
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James Jenkins reviewed on Nov. 2, 2014

Some how I think this might not be a work of fiction, "worst enemy" is a bit a stretch when comparing the intro to the book, but a good read.
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Catherine G. reviewed on July 28, 2014

This short story is kind of sick, but is really kind of sweet as well. In many books I've read, characters have had problems with their surroundings, their family or even the circumstances they're in. However, in The Left Leg, the main character has a problem with their very body. The character has a huge love for his family. He's really trying to be a good husband and a good father. Yet, the one thing that he can't deal with is his left leg. It has some particularly sad moments, but it's particularly touching that he cares so much for his family.
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Daniel Bowden reviewed on July 10, 2014

Well written story. Worth a read.
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Mary Blackwell reviewed on June 28, 2014

Having read of real life situations regarding body dysmorphia I was intrigued to read this short story and read it online. The tale is told from the narrator's perspective and describes how his hatred for his left leg affect him and his family life.

Having read that Alex Gambino writes comic books and science fiction, I had hopes of an element of either surfacing in the story but instead it was a well-written story of how a man deals with an unlikely feeling and how others (wife/professionals) respond.

It was a little 'real' for me as I tend to prefer a little 'other' in my reading rather than the real world but I would recommend it to others who have a few minutes to spare .. ie everyone, unless you do not deal well with blood.
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