Creek Bait, Richard Lutman

Creek Bait by Richard Lutman is a collection of very interesting stories, covering a variety ofthemes and featuring intriguing and well developed characters. There is a lightness in tone, a playfulness of words that reflects the fleeting nature of a sexual relationship between the characters. Then stories are deeply reflective of the human condition, of the enduring quest for a happiness that is elusive, of loss, of pain, and redemption. The world building is impeccable, the writing perceptive and deceptively simple, with words that convey hidden import. One notices the author’s sense of setting and how he brings it alive in each story, creating images like the quiet sea below the rough gray and granite cliffs, and the sounds of the surroundings.

Anthologies are soon becoming my favorite type of reads, why? They are the perfect books to pick up and get lost in if ever you are having a busy day. I adore anthologies and short stories but only if they are written flawlessly with each story being supremely well developed with a wealth of information. Creek Bait is just this; a perfect anthology book that has flawlessly written stories written throughout it that will compel, intrigue and excite you from beginning to end! Richard Lutman, the talented author of Creek Bait, is an incredible writer whose work needs to be recognized and read by all readers so, please book lovers, if you adore anthologies and books with brilliant stories then you will love this! If you are not entirely convinced just yet then read the rest of my review to learn more about this exceptional book!

Creek Bait is a dramatic, thrilling and exciting novel that will keep readers entertained, captivated and engrossed from the very first page. Never before have I been so captivated by a collection of short stories and this is thanks to the exceptional author Richard Lutman and his talented literature and so if you are a reader who loves books that will compel as well as thrill you then Creek Bait is for you!

Creek Bait is a collection of fourteen stories, and each one is different from the last. The book consists of fourteen short stories, and they all fall under different genres so there really is something for everyone in the magnificent Creek Bait. Each story explores human nature and follows many different characters from all walks of life and I loved every one of them because they were so transfixing thanks to the author’s exceptional words!

Richard Lutman is an incredibly talented author; there is no doubt about this as he has proved this in his different short stories. I adored how he managed to set the scene up for the story quickly and make me able to invest in the characters in the matter of a few pages. Lutman’s stories may be short, but each tale is well-developed with an excellent plot, rich characterization and compelling components that will make you fall madly in love with Creek Bait!

Overall Creek Bait is an impressive collection of short stories, and so I have no choice but to award Creek Bait a dazzling five stars! It is a unique, compelling, exceptional book that will have you turning the pages with haste. The stunning literature courtesy of Richard Lutman will excite as well as enthrall you from the first page with his well-formed stories. So please book lovers, read this excellent book, you will not be disappointed!

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Over the years I’ve had my share of reviews, but in the past four months the reviews have been about my short story collection “Creek Bait.” All of them highlighted the themes, various genres and the writing itself. Aimee took a different path. In her review “Creek Bait” was an anthology: “perfect books to pick up and get lost in if ever you are having a busy day.” Yes. The collection is a book to savor and in her own words; “is an impressive collection of short stories.” And; “if you adore anthologies and books with brilliant stories then you… Read more »