An Adventurous Spirit
I know every serious reader is awash with excitement when they accidentally discover a treasure trove of excellent writing. Travel writing is a broad category and this collection makes the most of it with short stories, satire, poetry, and author interviews. I find this to be the most delicious bedtime reading, true to the name of this volume.
It turns out that the Lowestoft Chronicle is a quarterly online magazine of great writing. Despite being far from a Luddite, however, I still prefer the printed page. There is something delightful about cover art, blurbs, and turning a page to enter into delightful twists and streamlined narrative.
This volume lives up to its claim of spirited adventure from a subway driver with a single-minded need to get ahead and an attendee at her high school reunion who finds time and distance may separate us from each other. The poetry also is remarkable. “Passing By” by George Moore is a simple yet resonant telling of a simple act of individuation. This book is a great find.
|Nicholas Litchfield,James B Nicola
|Lowestoft Chronicle Press
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