Pre-soul Jacky and Other Stories, Karl Larew

Anthology, Fantasy, Supernatural & Paranormal

This is a collection of short stories, short-shorts, and vignettes written by the author from 1957 to 2004. They have been slightly revised for this collection but remain faithful to the original versions. All of these stories are whimsical treatments of various kinds of supernatural subjects–talking animals, a soul looking for a body to inhabit, an interplanetary space package delivery service…and more. Absurdity meant to amuse and provoke thought.

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 but only if they are written flawlessly with each story being supremely well developed with a wealth of information. Pre-soul Jacky and Other Stories 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! Karl Larew, the talented author of Pre-soul Jacky and Other Stories, 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!

Pre-soul Jacky and Other Stories is a unique collection of short stories that are guaranteed to keep readers entertained and fascinated from story one to the last because each story is original and will spark conversation among fellow readers. Anthologies, in my opinion, are the best reads for those readers that love getting lost in many different stories and for those that live busy lives. Pre-soul Jacky and Other Stories is a book that caters to both of these factors as it is fast paced, with each story well developed, intriguing and of course entertaining. If you are a reader who loves getting lost in extraordinary stories with some that are peculiar while others are gritty and haunting, then Pre-soul Jacky and Other Stories is for you so do not miss out!

Pre-soul Jacky and Other Stories is a composition of many different stories courtesy of Karl Larew written between the years 1957 to 2004  and they will all compel you to read and get lost in fully. Of course, I am not able to write about each story as they are short and will spoil the book but what I will write is that each story is utterly brilliant and they feature themes of the supernatural and I am obsessed with this genre so was very pleased to read them!

Karl Larew is the author of Pre-soul Jacky and Other Stories and I have to applaud him for his ability to write a collection of stories that are entertaining, unique and different from each other. The stories Larew has written are compelling, moving and some even crazy but brilliantly so! With most anthologies, the reader is given stories that become repetitive but not with Larew’s work because he ensures that each story is unique as well as captivating. I loved every story Larew had written and loved Larew’s ability to hook my attention from the very beginning with his first very peculiar story!

I adored how Karl Larew 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. His stories may be short, and his anthology, in general, is short as it is only roughly 70 something pages, but each tale is well-developed with an excellent plot, rich characterization and compelling components that will make you fall madly in love with Pre-soul Jacky and Other Stories!

Overall Pre-soul Jacky and Other Stories is a phenomenal book courtesy of an excellent writer and sensational expert storyteller, and so, I have to award the book five stars! If you are looking to get lost in a book that has a wide variety of stories that you can get lost in then this book is for you! Please have a read of the preview below book lovers, you will not regret it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Pre-soul Jacky and Other Stories. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

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Hi, Aimee Ann! As always, your review hits the spot. You describe the contents w/o giving away the ending of any of the stories. It’s nice to know some stuff I wrote decades ago has been successfully brought back to life with a minimal amount of up-dating. And that it can be enjoyed by those much younger than I. Thanks again! Karl

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