Tuesday, June 21, 2011

THE WILD GRASS AND OTHER STORIES

My most precious and awesome friend's book is finished. It is over at Amazon. Now you can get it on a Kindle (ugh), which you can't caress...too cold. Or a paperback version yay, which you can caress...smell the pages. You get the pic.

Davin Malasarn writes with passion and emotion. This book is filled with seventeen short stories. All of which made me wonder, made me connect with the characters. Davin's characters are real, they are enthralling, and seem to come alive inside the pages, so much so, it felt like I could reach out and touch them. I have read Red Man, Blue Man before and loved it, so I was thrilled to see it was included in this book. But there is much more. The Wild Grass is a heart wrenching tale of a woman's loss. As I read it, my heart cried for Kimchaa and I cried for the life she led, much different than I have ever known. And that is just it about Davin's writing. He pulled me into these worlds. Worlds I have only read about or seen covered in news stories. Worlds I now feel like I have lived in, if only for a little while.

Davin portrays human beings as we are. With all of our faults, jealousies, and complications. As I read Bohemian I thought about how vividly Davin sees human nature. He is without a doubt an observer of the human psyche, besides being a writer and a scientist.

Davin's writing is truly intense and truly honest. Please go buy the book, you'll be glad you did. Thanks for reading. :-)

25 comments:

  1. Great review. I hope your friend feels successful.

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  2. I would love to read Davin's short story collection.It sounds like my kind of a book. Thanks for the review.

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  3. Thanks Mary! He's a great guy with a huge heart and he should feel successful! :-)

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  4. You are so welcome, Rachna. Pop over and order it. You'll be glad you did. :-)

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  5. Sounds awesome! I'll have to check it out! :)

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  6. Madeline, It is a book filled with character assessments. Actually, a teaching book on writing character. :-)

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  7. Holding a real book is a wonderful thing isn't it? Nice book review! Thanks!

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  8. Yes it is, Danette. A very wonderful thing.:-) You're very welcome. Davin's book is awesome.

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  9. I'm with you on the "real book" thing - I love books. The electronic versions just aren't the same.

    Davin's book sounds terrific! I'll have to check it out!

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  10. Real books all the way! Yeah! :-)

    Davin's book is a study in characterization, Susanna.

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  12. I missed up my previous comment.

    Thanks for the recommendation and I'm so with you on the real thing. I'm not sure I could ever go to reading on a ereader.

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  13. Wow, you've really sold me on this book. Sounds great :-) I like hard copy too, but my bookshelves are going to topple over. Is it time for a kindle? (I shutter at the thought)

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  14. YAY real books! I love to turn the pages, Patti. :-) Davin's book has some great stories in it.

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  15. Melissa, SAY IT AIN'T SO! DO NOT GO OVER TO THE DARK SIDE. hehe

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  16. Sounds like an interesting book that opens the door to other cultures. Thanks for the review! Have a wonderful week and God bless!

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  17. It's heartening to me to see the way the members of the writing community support each other.
    That's a wonderful review of Davin's book Robyn and I'm with you and the others no e-books thank you.

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  18. It sounds like an intriguing book! Thank you for the post. :)

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  19. Short stories are so great for Summertime reading!!
    Sounds like a perfect recommendation.

    Blessings!

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  20. Thanks for sharing about the book, Robyn. Great review! I agree with you about a book rather than a Kindle.

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  21. Thank you for this new found author and what sounds like a wonder book.

    Great review!

    Blessings!

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  22. Great review. I wish your friend much sales success!

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  23. Wishing Davin much luck with the launch of his book. How exciting for him! This is a great review Robyn. I'll be sure to check the book out.

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