December 17, 2011

Inner Lives: Three Short Stories by Michael K. Rose

Inner Lives: Three Short Stories by Michael K. Rose

Title: Inner Lives: Three Short Stories
Author: Michael K. Rose
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Format: E-book
Length: 12,000 words/48 pages
Price: $1.99
Rating: * * * * *

Everyone has a private inner life, a world occupied by secret thoughts and questionable desires, unrealized dreams and abandoned hopes. This story collection examines the intriguing inner lives of three very different men.

The stories are:
"Inner Life": One man's dreams turn out to be more real than he ever imagined. 

"Mahler's Tenth":  The troubled composer, after a meeting with Sigmund Freud and a strange encounter with characters from a Wagner opera, learns that he may have the power to alter the course of history. 

"If I Profane with My Unworthiest Hand": The story of George and Susan Reed and how a lifetime of quiet resentment turns tragic when George finally decides to assert himself and lead the life he wants to live, free of his wife's judgement and disapproval.

A collection of three short stories from Michael K. Rose. This review won't go into much detail to avoid spoilers. I will say that this collection of short stories runs the gamut from historical fiction to science fiction. For me "If I Profane with My Unworthiest Hand" is the best story in the collection with "Inner Lives" coming in a close second. "Mahler's Tenth" was an engaging read and well done but just wasn't my cup of tea.

Overall the collection is definitely worth the price.