Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bits and Peaces by Mitchell Graye

Bits And PeacesBits And Peaces by Mitchell Graye
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bits and Peaces by Mitchell Graye is an intriguing collection of stories that focus on every day people, their challenges, and their visions of reality. Divided into three sections, Graye uses various techniques to pull the reader in; from fictionalized short stories to capturing the less than perfect human experience. An avid people watcher, Graye infuses his stories with a sense of realism, making the most of the all too real human condition. I especially enjoyed the story about Michael, who was fired from his job of twenty-odd years for no apparent reason. Ultimately, he becomes the victor, not only on a personal level, but in the impact he has on a homeless man, Curtis. The essence of the stories is that one never truly knows what is going on in another's life, people hide behind facades and faces. Graye explores this gray area that few people challenge, and in doing so, opens up the world with all of it's various inhabitants. Highly recommend for an exploratory and inquisitive read.

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