Author: Rio Youers
In: Evolve (Nancy Kilpatrick)
Rating Out of 5: 3 (On the fence about this one)
My Bookshelves: Easy reading, Vampires
Dates read: 15th March 2019
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: Blind Willie McTell.
A journalist is on the trail of Soulfinger, a talented musician. But what he ends up finding may be far more than he anticipated.
I’ve been really enjoying short stories that jump around. There is something about the movement through time and quickly changing perceptions which I find enjoyable. The ability of the storyline to whisk you from one story to another completely draws you in. It also makes it a little confusing and difficult to keep track of what is really happening, but it is still incredibly fun.
This story had a great seedy underbelly feel. The partnership of what is (I’m fairly certain) a vampire, clubs and musicians works really nicely. And the discussion interspersed throughout of souls matches really well with the themes and naming of this short story.
As much as I enjoyed this story, it was completely forgettable. I found it fun in the moment, but as soon as I turned the last page, I wasn’t really sure of what I had just read.
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