Book Review | All Points North

Title: All Points North

Author: Shelby R. Lee III

My Review:

I once read that the good thing about short stories is that they are short… how true! This book is a collection of 13 wonderful and entertaining short stories, each with it’s own distinct flavor an personality.

At some times I was thinking there was kind of a disconnect with each story I was reading and it seemed rather random. But after I was finished and thought about it, I could see how the differences made it what it is. I guess you have to read it to understand what I mean… ๐Ÿ™‚ There is a randomness it’s true, but there is also a cohesiveness that makes it work.

It’s one of those books you can pick up, finish reading an interesting story in 10- 15 minutes and feel very fulfilled in doing so. I have not read a lot of short story collections but I am a real fan and this book adds to my theory that short is wonderful! { I am only 5’2″ …}

This is what the back of the book says and I think it clearly tells what I think of the book…

Sometimes comical, always moving, and often starkly painful, the stories in this unique collection share one overriding similarity: an extraordinary ability to reveal the deep psychological complexities of the human experience. In All Points North, author Shelby Lee targets the unseen mental landscape that informs our daily lives. Here are 13 short stories that trace the roots of grief, anger, psychological torment and sorrow, and shine a much needed light on our seemingly unexplainable behavior and attitudes.

Enjoy the read!

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Vicki is a single woman living in Nova Scotia, Canada who loves to read, sing, cook for her friends and family and scrapbook. She loves to keep busy, hang out with her boyfriend and his cat and only sits still long enough to read and review books for "Simply Stacie."

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