Check out this review of the book, Slivers of Life, by Beem Weeks, as featured in this post from Stevie Turner’s blog.
The good thing about being on the Island by myself is that there’s plenty of time for reading, as due to the heat I can only exercise early morning and in the evening. Today I sat on the decking and finished ‘Slivers of Life’, by Beem Weeks, a collection of 20 short thought-provoking and imaginative stories. There’s life and death tales, coming-of-age, poignant memories, and even other-worldly stories.
My favourites were ‘When Jesus Left Birmingham’, which focuses on a young boy questioning his faith in God, ‘The Distance’, an imaginative story regarding whether or not reincarnation is possible, and ‘Big Foot was my Father‘, a boy’s fond memory of his father from childhood.
One question I’d love to ask:
Mr Weeks, are any of these stories based on your own experiences?
Well written and edited – I give five stars for this excellent read.