Wednesday, February 12, 2014

REVIEW: Collard County

Collard County
By: Tamara J Madison

Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publication date: 5.14.2013
Pages: 48
Amazon link: Collard County 

Date read: 2.12.2013
Recommended by: Read 2 Review

Summary: Collard County is a collection of 5 short stories by Tamara J. Madison. With bold characters set in rich southern tradition and lushly poetic description, each of the tales carries its own unique twist, flirting with the paranormal and metaphysical. 

Subject matter includes a woman who discovers that she is literally falling apart and losing parts of herself, a mysteriously diseased, impoverished community on the wrong side of the railroad tracks, and the bewitching consequences of an unfaithful spouse. All of the stories revolve around the universal theme of resilience amidst the worst of adversity.

My thoughts

I chose to read this book after finding and agreeing to read her other book, Kentucky Curdled, for an r2r.  I love short stories and something about it caught my attention.

It was a nice little book of short stories.  The author is very good with catching your interest and describing things in a way that makes you see it in your head as you read her words.  I enjoyed these stories - my two favorites being Barren (incredible) and Misplaced (really made me think) - and I look forward to reading more from this author.


Tamara said...

Thanks so much for taking the time and energy to do this. There are soooo many books out there. I am honored that you chose mine, both of them! Happy journeys to you, gal-in-the-blue-mask!

Meghan H said...

Thank YOU very much for writing such engaging stories and poetry. And thank you for commenting - kind words from authors always make book-bloggers days :D