Tuesday, March 7, 2017

"Scouting for the Reaper" by Jacob M Appel

"Scouting for the Reaper" by Jacob M Appel 

This is a collection of eight short stories written by Jacob M Appel.   

This was the first time I had read anything by Jacob M Appel.  I am glad I chose to give it a chance.  These were great stories.  There were some that were better than others as with any collection or anthology.  Although even the weaker of the collection was a strong short story. 

Mr. Appel does an awesome job at the short story form.  Characters are developed and the themes are interesting.  There were themes that came from across the board.  Each story was unique in its own way.  A pleasure to pick up and read, never felt dull or forced. 

With so many fantastic stories in this collection it is hard to choose what I think are the best stories.  One of my favorite stories in the collection was the story titled after the book Scouting for the Reaper.  I loved the characters and the theme was outstanding. 

If you enjoy unique stories and enjoy the short story form, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this book.

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