Review: A Smattering of Darkness

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A Smattering of Darkness
A Smattering of Darkness by Alisha “Priti” Kirpalani
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This author has definitely shown great potential with this work, but I fear she has not yet fully grown into that potential. The book is divided into three sections, “short,” “shorter,” and “shortest.” The “shortest” were merely snippets, beautiful phrases like unfinished poetry. The “short” stories seemed underdeveloped, overwritten, yet very good and original ideas. My favorite section was the “shorter” stories. Although they were hardly developed at all, they struck me as extraordinarily dark and original. This author has a bright future, and I hope she finds her voice and gives full reign to the dark little nuggets, presented in this book in raw form.

* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. *

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Victor A. Davis has always loved reading and writing short stories. He is an avid hiker and even when away from the world of laptops and wifi, keeps a pocket paperback and a handwritten journal to keep him company on trail. He is the author of two short story collections, Grains of Sand and The Gingerbread Collection. Join his Mailing List for special announcements about upcoming works.