Sharon E. Cathcart
on Jan. 28, 2012 :
This little anthology contains five short stories, all around the theme of love and relationships.
Portingale has a way with words that I enjoyed; the rhythm of his prose makes for a delightful read.
My favorite story in the lot was "Roast Beef," which is a five-part tale about Graham and Johanna. Graham is a customer in the sandwich shop where Johanna is employed; their relationship is something of a comedy of errors, where each feels they are always saying the wrong thing. Yet, it comes to a most satisfactory, if ambiguous conclusion.
All the way around, an entertaining read.
(reviewed 7 months after purchase)