The story is about a Swedish man named Calle who, after having been looking for love unsuccessfully for many years, eventually decides to ask his coworker, the beautiful Maja out on a date.
What follows is a tale of romance, heartbreak, tragedy—well, I won’t spoil it by telling you any more than that. Suffice it to say this story really caught me off guard with it’s depth.
I loved the characters, especially Maja, and really felt for their struggles. The writing was superb and really made me feel as if I were there, experiencing everything with the characters. Some of the sentences were particularly beautiful and well crafted, particularly the opening paragraph that talked about love hailing “from one heart to another” and how difficult it has become to find love in this increasingly social media controlled world.
What a joy this short story was to read! I imagine I will be remembering it and thinking about it for a long time to come. Five stars for this and I would love to read more by this author in the future.(less)
Yes, I was able to feel for and with them and that where the magic moments of this story.
But the main character embodies a lot of things that I don’t like and I think it was mainly because of that I couldn’t warm myself right from the start for his story. In addition, the writing style is not very lively and it took a while for the story to really pick up speed.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes a realistic love story, but not to readers who like a lively narrative style that appeals to all of your senses.
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In the 70s I wrote a closet drama; revised and published it in 2018. I chose that genre because at the time I had no knowledge of how to write for the stage. The definition of closet drama is “a play that is not intended to be performed onstage but read by a solitary reader or sometimes out loud in a small group. The contrast between closet drama and classic ‘stage’ dramas dates back to the late eighteenth century. Although non-performative in nature, the closet drama is “a quite legitimate product of literary art.”
Closet drama is of course no longer an ‘in-thing’ – perhaps it was last used in the 19th century. Should you be interested in reviewing my closet drama on Amazon, I ‘d be happy to provide a free copy. If not there, Goodreads would do.
Tell Me Who My Enemy Is — a four-act closet drama: