The 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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