Sand: A Collection of Short Stories by Steve Carr
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Soldier, sailor, journalist, student, counselor, actor, playwright, director, theatrical producer, traveler, photographer, animal lover, writer of short stories - these are just a few of the titles Steve Carr has had attached to him over the years. The last title, writer of short stories, is his newest, and began in June of 2016 when he submitted his first short story - after years of writing nothing at all - to a publication where it was immediately accepted. Less than two years later he has had over 130 short stories in a half dozen different genres published in print magazines, e-zines, anthologies and literary journals. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and won several short story competitions. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he now lives in Richmond, Virginia where he writes full time. SAND is his first collection of short stories.
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May 22, 2018Words are inadequate to create a suitable review for this collection. The stories you will read here cover every range of human emotion with such skill that you will forget that you are reading. The worlds, created in so few words, are believable, the characters real and the emotions overwhelming. There are stories that will make you laugh, smile, cry and scream. They will push you to the edge of your own beliefs and make you question the world outside of the pages. Masterfully told by a very talented author, Sand will take you on so many journeys and each one will be worthwhile. A fantastic read with the ability to absorb you for hours on end or to allow you a few moments with one of the stories within its pages. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a great story - it contains many!
May 14, 2018Powerful words and meaningful stories. Others have written that once they get started reading Sand by Steve Carr, they can’t stop as they go through the excellent stories in this collection. For me, I found that hard to do. Each story he writes is so emotionally charged that I am spent after reading one and need time to reflect before reading the next. Mr. Carr is a master wordsmith who manages to assault the senses with his words, you can see the grime, smell the sweat, hear the laughter, and feel the rain. You can almost expect, when you look at your fingers, there to be dirt under your nails. Don’t be surprised though after finishing Sand, if your eyelids well with tears, they might not be there for characters in the stories.
Apr 30, 2018Steve Carr’s first collection of short stories is fantastic. His work is intense, reaching into the reader’s head and twisting emotions, shattering logic and reason. The first story Tenderloin is—pun intended—a punch in the gut, as the reader sees the grittiness of the setting and feels the coiled tension in the main character, a veteran of the Iraq War. With journalistic expertise, Carr displays monstrous humanity in a brevity of words, as in The Saguaro Two Step, in which the woman wins the loot in the end, and exposes desperation, as in The Festival of The Cull, wherein Shamina can no longer vote on who is to be terminated. Reality bends as one ventures further into the book, as in the self-explanatory The Girl in a Mason Jar, gets fishy in Strange Water, and disappears in When Wizards Sing, where animals and men blend. The stories are diverse, with main characters of various genders, sexual orientations, ages, cultures, and even species. The book ends with stories of the afterlife... More > on a never-ending train ride for incorrigibles, a man’s struggle for gravity, and the misplaced hope of a senior citizen. Definitely a must-read!< Less
Mar 18, 2018A fantastic read. Absolutely no filler in this book. Every story holds its own. Definitely glad I bought this. Five stars, all deserved.
Mar 17, 2018Outstanding work. Some of the most perceptive and eloquent writing I've read in quite a long life. I very rarely give fives stars for anything. This book overwhelmed my resistance.
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- Steve Carr (Standard Copyright License)
- Clarendon House Publications
- February 27, 2018
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.91 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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