February 26, 2015

The Thing About Great White Sharks and Other Stories by Rebecca Adams Wright


Publisher: Little A
Publication Date: February 10, 2015

Description:
In this collection's richly imagined title story, our brutal and resourceful protagonist is determined to protect her family from a murderous, shark-ridden world at any cost. Elsewhere, an old woman uncovers a sinister plot while looking after a friend s plants ( Orchids ), and a girl in the war-torn countryside befriends an unlikely creature ( Keeper of the Glass ). In Barnstormers, a futuristic flying circus tries to forestall bankruptcy with one last memorable show. At the heart of Sheila is the terrible choice a retired judge must make when faced with the destruction of his beloved robotic dog, and Yuri, in a Blue Dress follows one of the last survivors of an alien invasion as she seeks help.
About Rebecca Adams Wright
Extending from World War II to the far future, these fifteen stories offer a gorgeously observed perspective on our desire for connection and what it means to have compassion for ourselves, for one another, for our past and for whatever lies beyond.

My Thoughts:

I try not to be swayed by covers but I knew at a glance that I was in for a treat with this book. Look at that crazy, cool cover! I can't get over it. In even better news? The insides are even groovier. 

Each story in this collection was odder, funkier, more imaginative, and more compelling than the last. It's nearly impossible to choose a favorite as more than one of the stories have stuck in my mind since I read it. 

If you're looking for some quirky, fantastic, knock-your-socks-off short stories you can stop looking now. Get a copy of a The Thing About Great White Sharks. Right this minute.

I'd like to thank TLC for asking me to be on this tour. This book was a delight from start to finish and I feel privileged to have read it. I can't recommend this brilliant collection enough. 

See the rest of the tour stops here.

23 comments:

  1. Not being able to choose a favorite is a sign of a great story collection! Usually I love one or two, like several, and find a few kind of flat. I will have to keep an eye out for this one. :)

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    1. Each story was better than the last. I was totally impressed :D

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  2. Yay! I was looking forward to your review of this one. Can't wait to get my hands on its weirdness.

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    1. Hooray for weirdness. We could all use a little more of that in our lives :D

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  3. Sounds like my cup of tea. I can't wait to read it!

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  4. I like that this covers such a broad span of time, which it seems you don't really see as much in short story collections. Glad to have another great recommendation!

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    1. I liked that too! In fact, I meant to mention that in my review, lol. Whoops ;)

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  5. I loved this one so much, I had a hard time getting started on my review, then a hard time making sure it wasn't tl;dr. LOL! Glad you liked it too, yay!

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    1. Well my word, I had to go look up tl;dr because I'm not hip to what you kids are saying nowadays, lol. ;)

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    2. hahahaha glad to help educate you!

      Also, you're really not that much older than I am. Get with it, granny! ;)

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  6. I really want to read this collection!

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  7. Girl, I am so not a fan of short story collections, but I think you may have convinced me to suspend that self-imposed ban. I do so love weirdness.

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    1. Short stories are weird, aren't they? At least they are for me, and you too it seems. They have to be REALLY stinking good for them to turn my head. It's some sort of weird prejudice I have. This collection did it :D

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  8. The cover is certainly eye-catching! I'm glad that what is inside lives up that cover!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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    1. You're welcome, it was my pleasure :D

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  9. I know deep in my heart that I SHOULD start reading short stories. I can't even put my finger on why I don't. But that cover--seriously freaking awesome!!

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    1. I almost have to force myself to read them. Why is that??? I'm so glad I read this one, it was a great collection :D

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  10. In my case, I don't like the cover! I wouldn't have picked up the book only for the cover, that's for sure!
    I'm glad you liked the stories; I'm enjoying more and more short stories too.

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    1. Lol, it is a wacky cover, no lie. I think it's so striking!

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  11. This cover is super bizarre. I love weird short stories, so I'm in!

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    1. I love quirky stuff, stories and covers ;) If you dig weird you'll love this book!

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