Item description for A Sublime Celestial Blessing by G. Bennett A....
A Sublime Celestial Blessing is a collection of new Short Stories from a wonderful Australian writer, who deals with diverse subjects: crime, the supernatural, humor, murder, the macabre, the unusual, and the resilience of men and women. These stories capture the irony of human existence and humanity's never-ending struggle to make sense of our world.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.59 lbs.
Release Date Jan 3, 2007
Publisher World Audience, Inc.
ISBN 1934209244 ISBN13 9781934209240
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An unusual and interesting collection of short stories Mar 6, 2007
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (2/07)
"A Sublime Celestial Blessing" contains a collection of short stories written by Australian author A.G. Bennett. The stories cover a wide range of unusual topics and generally revolve around eccentric characters. I found them to be entertaining though on the macabre side. Through Bennett's stories, he takes a different look at human nature. Much of what he writes about is rather unsettling, which causes you to be drawn further into the story. I found myself laughing at some of his tales which I would never admit to other people because it would enlighten them about my twisted sense of humor.
I really enjoyed reading this collection of stories. If you enjoy short stories or have a really busy schedule and don't have time to read full length novels, then this book will definitely provide you with the breaks that you need. You can enjoy a story and not have to worry about not being able to get back to it immediately; the other stories will be waiting. I wish that "A Sublime Celestial Blessing" was longer so that I could continue to enjoy Bennett's creativity. I look forward to future works by this author.
Different... Mar 3, 2007
"In the normal world of lies and falsehoods, a gospel of modern action was (printed)..."
A spectacular paragraph, fire blazing on all cylinders, opens this collection of sole author short fiction. A.G. Bennett's writing conveys the importance of mind, dreams,illusions. And though most tales carry abstract themes that did not take me to a place outside myself but provided a mirrored ceiling for something sometimes too condensed to see, there is a sense that the author carries a sense of his worlds, of dark themes that grasp troubled minds, of the repercussion of crime, of the impact of a single image stare at death or the silent scream of a comatose soul. Overlapping concepts sometimes loosen depth and a persistent slowness dilutes complexity. However, in places, the odd double effect, of real vs unreal, of tangible vs illusion, finely blend to heighten elemental flow and gravity and supernatural liveliness to the stories, even the obscure macabre.
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