Book Review – The President's Parasite and Other Short Stories by Jim Musgrave

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The President's Parasite and Different Quick Tales
By Jim Musgrave
CIC Publishers
304 Pages
ISBN: 0977650367

The President's Parasite and Different Quick Tales is a wealthy assortment of slice of life vignettes written with a melancholy taste and a twist of darkish humor in an easy-to-read conversational tone. Every story reads a overview of its personal, however for this overview I'll point out a few my favorites. Nonetheless, in case you learn this and are hungry for extra, you may get your arms on a downloadable sampler of his tales on his weblog "Let There Be Weblog!".

For this overview, I assumed I'd spotlight a few my favourite tales:

Jim Musgrave's participating characters in remembering to Giggle opens a window into on a regular basis life into the "invisible America" ​​that nobody desires to see. This story's protagonist is a Jewish girl who marries a blue-eyed, red-headed Irish cop a lot to his mom's chagrin. The story highlights the altering relationship of the mom and spouse as the 2 girls be taught to work collectively when the father-in-law, a Viet Nam vet with Alzheimer's, must be cared for and the husband results in Iraq as a hostage. I might write a whole overview on this story alone, and suggest it extremely.

The Wager portrays a person who wins 117 million in a lottery and bets his pastor that he could cause extra bother by attempting to do good together with his wins than he would if he squanders it. If he doesn’t, he'll give the remainder of the cash to the church, but when he wins the Pastor agreements to vary the church right into a Church of Devil. The pastor takes the wager. Speak about good versus evil! If you wish to know the way it performs out, you'll have to purchase the e-book.

The quick story IS NOT useless. Jim's tales fluctuate sufficient that there's nobody advertising and marketing umbrella formulation that may lump them collectively aside from authentic, artistic and thought upsetting. His work impacts the thoughts in a refined means, very like Twilight Zone. It entertains however grabs you and doesn’t simply let go till it threads into your thoughts and makes you suppose.