Thursday, February 10, 2011

The World More Full Of Weeping by Robert Wiersema

The World More Full of WeepingThe World More Full of Weeping by Robert J. Wiersema

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Robert J. Wiersema dusts off a very old and very dark fable and pulls it into the here and now, in his short novella The World More Full of Weeping. The story is relayed in a deceptively straightforward manner, that cuts a direct route to the payoff. But the real surprises occur once the reader has had time to reflect on the subtle and disturbing connections layered throughout.

To say anymore is to rob readers of a short and powerful bit of writing. This can be read as a stand-alone work, or as a taster of Wiersema's unique alchemy of suspense which he brews to similar effect in his larger novels, Bedtime Story (A) and Before I Wake (A). Highly recommended.



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4 comments:

Cowtown Pattie said...

You're worse than the writers of LOST and the Supremes combined....you just keep me hanging on...

I will add to my list (sigh).

Right now I am reading "Inner Circle" by Brad Meltzer. Kinda like the Nick Cage's National Treasure movies...

Joel said...

unrelated to anything you've written recently, but I'm wondering if you ever got around to finishing the Baroque cycle books, and what your thoughts on those were (I've been toying with picking them up myself.)

Whisky Prajer said...

Ah, CP - I can relate. So many books, so little time. This one, however, won't take long to finish. And it's nicely priced for people with those electronic reading type gizmos.

Joel - "finishing the Baroque Cycle" - no, far from it. I completed my collection of those books, which I suspect only adds to the problem. I have a very fixed impression of exactly where I left off, but whenever the urge to check in again strikes me, I glance over at that sagging shelf and think, "I could probably finish a dozen regular books in the time it would take me to read what's left of these."

Rob in Victoria said...

Thank you, sir. Glad you liked.