What we're reading at our house...


This little book, to use the author's favorite word, is "delightful." One can read The Things That Charm Us in a day (it took me two, I did so frequently stop and ponder). It is one of those rare early books where we can see a writer becoming, bringing up to light water from the well he will draw from in all his work to follow.

I read N. K. Carlson's collection of stories, poems and essays in preparation for an upcoming interview here with him about his trilogy out in spring of next year from Creative James Media. It was a (there's that word again) delight to discover we have similar religious history and share some common motivation for writing fiction.

While our similarities render us tolerable, it is our differences that make us interesting. Nate expresses his own unique vision in his own personal voice. Every page of his book is a discovery. This reader especially liked the short stories. One of the more successful of the tales is The Man With No Face. It's a chiller.

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