The Summer of Madness by Alexander Raphael #BookReview

The blurb …

In the summer of love, or rather of madness, a whole set of stories are emerging. But there is one that has got everyone talking. When Kurt Vannes decides to win back his ex-girlfriend with the help of a literary classic, he sets off a string of events that will build to a dramatic finale.

My review …

This is a well written and enjoyable short story. We follow Kurt as he tries every trick in the book to try to woo back his ex-girlfriend Sophia, until his last ditch attempt when he decides to read aloud from her favourite book in public, which garners a lot of attention, judgements and opinions – good and bad. It also has a knock-on effect on members of his audience. Romantic? Maybe. Will it work? Who knows. You’ll have to read it to find out and the moral of the story is – don’t take your loved ones for granted!

About the author …

Half-Welsh, half-Mexican and growing up in London, Alex Raphael was surrounded by different influences and interests. But it was always books that spoke to him most and had the greatest impact.He started writing when at college, where his love of reading evolved into a desire to write, in particular focusing on poetry and short stories. Studying English and American Literature at university meant he took a break from writing, as well as giving him the chance to see more of Mexico on his travels. He concentrated on his journalistic career while working on different writing projects, but his favourite genre of literature has always been short stories as they are what first inspired him to write.That’s why his first book wasThe Summer of Madness, a romantic short story that tells of a guy who goes out to try to win his ex-girlfriend back. Will you be rooting for Kurt and his big public gesture or is it more complicated than that and you don’t want her to date him again? Either way you’ll get to know a memorable set of characters along for the ride.His second bookIllusions, Delusionsreflects Raphael’s love of alternative short stories from the writers of his childhood and challenges the idea of the narrative. Will your favourite be the story in the form of a questionnaire, a poem or a set of jokes, among the seven very different styles?Alex Raphael is currently working on his third collection of short stories, which will provide a wide blend of genres and an assortment of very original premises and distinctive character, with his trademark imagination, humour and memorable dialogue.

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Purchase Links:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1798966220

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Madness-Alexander-Raphael/dp/1798966220/

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