Crossing Limbo Deep Moments Shallow Lives Greed desire ambition loss illness death and the driving quest to find purpose in a changing world this literary collection tempts your palate with a multitude of themes and subjects each darin

  • Title: Crossing Limbo: Deep Moments, Shallow Lives
  • Author: Shane Joseph
  • ISBN: 9781928133841
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
  • Greed, desire, ambition, loss, illness, death, and the driving quest to find purpose in a changing world this literary collection tempts your palate with a multitude of themes and subjects, each daring than the last The characters in these 13 stories are wading through no man s land, wanting to escape, but first needing to complete their personal journeys through limGreed, desire, ambition, loss, illness, death, and the driving quest to find purpose in a changing world this literary collection tempts your palate with a multitude of themes and subjects, each daring than the last The characters in these 13 stories are wading through no man s land, wanting to escape, but first needing to complete their personal journeys through limbo Opening with Waiting for the Train, in which a young girl and a forgotten writer contemplate suicide, and closing with The Long Road Back, wherein a woman uses tantric sex to heal the men in her life, the stories encompass all aspects of life without holding back Nothing is off limits Joseph draws a picture of life in the raw and deals with tough topics in an honest and naked way.

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    1. Good short stories on wide-ranging topics in varied settings that show a lot of imagination.An old man and a young woman, both contemplating suicide by train, meet at night on the railroad tracks.Two old men reminisce in a nursing home and try to remember who each other is when they talk – one is a Jew tortured by the Nazis and the other is a former Nazi camp guard. A dog tells one of the stories about a boy whose dad died and now lives with his troubled mom. The dog solves a crime and becomes [...]

    2. Full disclosure at the outset: I received a free PDF copy of this story collection from the author, in advance of its scheduled publication next month, in exchange for an honest review. Shane and I are friends, and I've reviewed and greatly liked a couple of his previous books. Seriousness of purpose, a high degree of literary craftsmanship, in-depth characterization, and a willingness to deal with dark themes and subjects are all qualities I've come to associate with his work. These qualities [...]

    3. Shane Joseph’s 2017 collection of short stories is a compelling, frequently dark, look into the lives of people on the edge of community.Opening with a line from Dante’s Purgatorio, Joseph mixes in deft characterization with realistic dialogue to produce a tone of recklessness and error, but with human persistence and a quiet resolution running throughout. Joseph’s characters are problematic to society, to each other and to themselves – but as in the best dystopian works, the author here [...]

    4. This collection of compelling short stories matches its title shallow lives met with deep moments.I mostly read SF/F but I've taken a liking to Shane Joseph's writing. The characters in this collection all share a number of unsavory features, sometimes just flat with no expectations for their future, and sometimes they're a tight mixture of baddies with tiny redeeming virtues. I like them all for what they are. I'm not supposed to LIKE them, but that's not the point.We as readers are meant to dr [...]

    5. Shane Joseph’s 2017 collection of short stories takes you on a journey through a variety of situations, and without going through the stories one by one (suicidal thoughts, immigration, survivors of war, serial killers, erotic frustration etc), it should suffice to say that Joseph’s characters often are rather dysfunctional and that they bring a certain amount of disheartenment to each other and perhaps most importantly to themselves. However, even in the forlornness of their circumstance th [...]

    6. A survival guide for earthlingsBy Ben Antao If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation like your life is in limbo, a collection of short stories by Shane Joseph will help you to cross over it. Shane is a novelist and short story writer with a fine sensibility to urban living and its demands to keep up with the Joneses. The 13 stories in his new collection Crossing Limbo published by Morning Rain Publishing based in Cobourg, Ontario and subtitled “deep moments, shallow lives” zero in on m [...]

    7. A riveting plot is usually the key ingredient in making a novel a page-turner. What makes Shane Joseph’s short story collection one, is the overriding theme, suggested by the title, Crossing Limbo, or, as he suggests in the subtitle, the way each of the stories in some way contrasts a shallow life with a deep, altering moment. The stories are peopled by a wide-ranging cast of characters from a cashiered careerist to a tantric sex therapist to an oil-rich state’s Supreme Leader. Even a dog ge [...]

    8. Crossing Limbo by Shane Joseph - reviewed by W.C. FipkeA Baker's dozen of stories cooked by a master chef are served up in this excellent book. Crossing Limbo has moments of deep insight into complicated characters who are often more than they seem. Shane Joseph gives us the clues the characters may overlook in themselves - the revealing details they may gloss over. The story Postcards from Water's Edge features the point of view of a laid off executive, Jim, who discovers the long life of a wom [...]

    9. The book’s title Crossing Limbo says it all – the main character or characters in each of these 13 short stories by Shane Joseph are stuck in limbo in their lives. In Greek mythology, the dead were ferried to the underworld by a boatman named Charron, who demanded payment. In Crossing Limbo, the characters have to make some payment, some trade-off to get to the other side of their limbo. For some the trade-off hangs in the future; for others it is now. Usually their past is a big factor. Wha [...]

    10. I received a pre-publication PDF from the author recently. Though e-books are generally not my preferred format, I was both excited to delve into the contents (having greatly enjoyed his earlier collection of short stories - Paradise Revisted) and a wee bit flattered that he had chosen to share his latest effort with me.The stories are a crazy mix of characters - from the invented through the canine to the very real people of today. Most of the stories have a dark theme and if you are looking fo [...]

    11. As a writer, Shane Joseph’s palate encompasses not only the three vibrant primary colours but also every hue, tint and tone in between them. The incredibly broad array of human experience he draws upon, his swift imagination and nimble acrobatics, his skill at the unexpected reveal and the punchy epiphany turns this intriguing collection of 14 short stories into the carousel ride-of-your-life. While many of the finely-drawn characters are likely to be outside the everyday experience of a singl [...]

    12. Crossing Limbo presents a series of short stories encapsulating the various philosophies and lifestyles we live in. Joseph starts with two people waiting on the tracks for a train to come. One is an aging man; the other a teenage girl. They each tell the other why they are there to commit suicide. The book ends with a Tantric sex practitioner who becomes a sex therapist “Tantra served to deflect her emptiness and sublimate her anger into service.” All the characters are at war with themselve [...]

    13. A collection of offensive and distasteful anti-heroes populate this short story collection, which explores attempted escape through suicide, parties that turn vicious, aging Nazis plagued by their own pasts, sexual degenerates, bank robbers, oppressive marriages and failed writers.There is a story told from a dog’s perspective when the head of the household goes to the war in Iraq to support his family. A diseased man finds himself in an unfamiliar cabin with a drunk Italian woman in the Medit [...]

    14. Shane Joseph’s “Crossing Limbo” reminds us that, as much as we shy away from the knowledge, life is a very much a test of will and fortitude. The characters in this engrossing collection of stories have descended into shadowed areas of existence brought on by the inevitable trials of life: disease, loss of a loved one, corporate downsizing, traumatic experiences, failed dreams and more. Each character wrestles with his or her demons and struggles to find their way back to light, although n [...]

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