Duncan Wilson has been writing since childhood, having fallen in love with the written word at a very early age. Having spent his formative years in various libraries, he can bore his friends on a variety of subjects. Inspired by the natural world and the splendors of the heavens, he writes primarily science fiction and paranormal stories. Other than writing, he enjoys cooking, playing games with friends, and listening to music.
on Aug. 04, 2015 :
"The Nature of Crows" is a fascinating read; Duncan utilizes an array of metaphors and symbolism to keep you engaged throughout the story. I very much enjoyed the character, Joe. Having lived what most would call a successful life, he embodies a lot of the same struggles people deal with in their later years once their family has grown up.
What I really enjoyed about about "The Nature of Crows" was how Duncan gets you to keep wanting to read more. After Joe's first encounter with the crow, he begins a gripping adventure to discover the mystery behind the bird and why it continues to follow him wherever he goes. As you continue to read you get enveloped in not only the character himself, but the people he meets along the way and the rather odd behavior they display.
There are countless hidden symbols and ancient mythological references throughout the story which made this read very fun for me as I am a big fan of anything and everything mythology. I don't want to give a way too much but if you enjoy a thought-provoking short story with a HUGE plot twist at the end, "The Nature of Crows" is worth the read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)