Beyond Certain Boundaries
It took only a few paragraphs to "hook me" and keep me riveted throughout the remainder of the story. I have read very little if any "short stories" since "Dandelion Wine" and my freshman year in college in the early 70s - this one measures up with the best of them.
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The author assumes some degree of sophistication of the reader, but little a reasonably educated person would be lacking. He has that special knack of drawing the reader in at a profoundly personal level - investing him/her in the main characters - not only what happens to them but how they feel, their desires - everything that makes them human.
It has been a very long time since I read a story that made me cry - but this SOB pulled it off - and brilliantly.
I would read ANYTHING this guy writes.
Michael Blood, College Instructor, Anthropology