I really enjoy short stories. These are some delicious little appetizers! They are clearly penned by the same author but have varied themes.
If you could sum up The Mafia Funeral and Other Short Stories in three words, what would they be?
Delicious creative treats
What did you like best about this story?
I loved Saying Goodbye to Miss Molly, it was such a lovely story that had me getting emotional. Sometimes a good cry is cathartic.
What aspect of Denise van Venrooy’s performance would you have changed?
She has a nice solid read but it lacked variety. I would have loved it is each story felt different in the narration. There was a lot of opportunity to deliver a varied performance. She has a great pace that flows nicely but it lacked that extra bit that brings the stories to a new level.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
It could have been in one sitting but I did it on my commute, which really worked out. Each story fit nicely into my drive time and entertained from beginning to end.
Any additional comments?
I would love to see more of this author, if these short stories are any indication she has some real skill as a story teller.
Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.