Friday, December 18, 2015

Book Review: Hark: A Christmas Collection by Justin Bog

Hark: A Christmas Collection
By Justin Bog
Genre: Fiction, Short Stories
Book Description:
A beautifully written collection of short stories from critically acclaimed Pacific Northwest writer Justin Bog, Hark explores the range of emotions surrounding the holidays. From melancholy to madness, loss and despair to hope and forgiveness, these six tales shimmer with feelings, some we'd rather stuff away, that Christmas can evoke.
Set in colorful locations around the United States, from Anacortes, Washington, to Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Sun Valley, Idaho, each tale focuses on people who struggle to make good choices, learn lessons, and maybe even find peace during the holiday season.
A bonus story, Poseidon Eyes, from Booktrope's upcoming reissue of Sandcastle and Other Stories---The Complete Edition, is included.
Book Review:
Hark: A Christmas Collection is extraordinary! It was real and raw. I loved that every single short story is unique with different people that have different problems. It shows that no one is perfect, even book characters. I really feel like Hark showed so many sides of people. 

I think for me I enjoyed how harsh some of the stories were. For example "Everyone Wants Me To" was absolutely shocking. Mr. Bog one hundred percent captured real life. I would recommend this to any realistic fiction lover. Thanks for the interesting read! Five stars!
Author Bio:
Justin Bog lives in the Pacific Northwest on Fidalgo Island. Justin Bog was Pop Culture Correspondent and Editor for In Classic Style. He enjoys cooking, lawn mowing not so much, and spends time walking and handing out treats to two long coat German shepherds, Zippy and Kipling, and two barn cats, Ajax The Gray and Eartha Kitt’n.
Twitter: @JustinBog

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for sharing Hark with your readers! Merry merry one and all.