Monday, 24 March 2014

Book Review of The Recluse Storyteller

The Recluse Storyteller Synopsis-

The twins, beckoned by an ominous streak of light across the sky, climb Harper's Hill to encounter an apparition of their missing father.

The reverend stands on a muddy ridge, the barrel of a rifle in his neck, looking down on a Vietnamese village, scarred by war and regret.

The brash terrorist, Red Hat, desperately tries to walk away from life unscathed and unattached.

The stories haunt Margaret every waking moment, but they are anything but random. A fractured view Michael Cheevers' red hat through a discreetly cracked door sends her off on adventure. A glimpse of the Johnson twins from apartment 2D transports her mind to the lonely hill on a Midwestern prairie in 1887. The regular letters from Reverend Davies bring her to the brink of exhaustion as she stares intensely into the heart of war, deep in the jungle of Vietnam.

Margaret is not insane, at least not in a clinical sense. She's like a midnight raccoon, painfully aware of her surroundings, gleaning crumbs of information at every turn. Her eyes peer incessantly in the night, stealing glances of the neighbors through partially opened doors.

But the tales she weaves were not meant to merely hold empty court to the receptive dead air of her apartment. Her stories were meant to embolden the lives of the inhabitants of that drab apartment block because her story is also their story--and everything would be different if they could only hear the prophetic words of the rambling recluse.

The Recluse Storyteller weaves five stories into one as the loner, Margaret, not only searches for meaning from her reclusive life, but also gives meaning in the most unexpected ways to the troubled souls of her apartment complex. Part adventure, part tragedy, and part discovery, The Recluse Storyteller bridges genres, bringing hope, life, and redemption to the broken relationships of modern society

My Review
Splendid and an incredible piece of story! The story is thought-provoking and is a masterpiece. The emotional connection it has with the reader is incredible. And you won’t dare to keep the book, until you have reached the last page of the book.
Margaret the protagonist of the story did a wonderful job telling stories. The stories did touch the lives of the characters of the story in some way or the other.
I think the author has been a part of the stories for the emotional connection and the narration of events is only possible if you are a part of it.
In the beginning I was quite perplexed at the sequence of events taking place in the story, but latter to the end I did connect the dots.

Lastly, very few have the ability to understand the human emotions and yet few have the ability to project the emotions quite vividly and to give it that little extra edge that will make story a fine one is what makes Mark W Sasse an incredible author.

Thank you Sir for considering me to review your book. It is just an incredible book and for everyone reading this I would suggest buy it as soon as possible and you will be amazed at the beauty of description of emotions by Mark W Sasse. A Must buy book.

You can contact Mark at these links, and can buy the book.