November Storm is a collection of short stories by Robert Oldshue. Each of these have in common the fact that the characters are struggling with who they are and are wanting to be decent but just don’t know how.
Now, my rating for this book is more for the readability this time than the actual stories. I had received and advance copy for review purposes and normally I’d be willing to overlook a few typos or formatting issues in an ARC but with this one it was just so horrible that it made reading and trying to get anything out of the stories a huge chore.
An example of a random paragraph mid book-
Had he seen through my plan? Was he mocking me? Or had S he seen something else, some suffering at the center of me that N 95 had made him, for a moment, trust me with the suffering at the center of him?
There are so many random letters, numbers and mistakes throughout that it just hinders any kind of connection to the actual text and story. Perhaps if this one goes through a major editing process and comes back without all the extras then there would be some good stories here but for this reader I was missing any enjoyment at all with the irritation of wading through this and trying to make sense of it.
Wouldn’t recommend this one in the current condition but perhaps the final copy will have a better edit and not so choppy formatting.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.