All of Our Dreams - eBook
James Andrew Wilson took quite an ambitious approach to telling this story, especially considering its short length. The story is told in a series of scenes, in no discernable order, with months and years between them.
That said, he nailed it. I was always on edge but never lost. His method of delivery elevated a story already made superb by deep characters and compelling plot. Novellas often strike me as too short, like novels stripped down to the bones to fit a shorter word count. But not so with "All of our Dreams." This story has the depth of a novel in the length of a novella. And that is perhaps what I'm most impressed with.
I read it in one sitting, and am looking forward to what this author dreams up next.
July 22, 2012
A master of time and fiction!
James Andew Wilson is a master of fiction and time! When Luke met Arianna upon chance he met the love of his life, but life is fragile and that is where the love makes up for its loss. As I was reading this story it was like watching a painting unfold before my eyes, piece by piece the painting came to life on the pages portraying the life of this beautiful couple in their happiness and stuggle. I was intrigued by the character Thomas Constant master over time, the friend and foe, just doing his job. I am giving you a little insight to the story but I want you to experience it for yourself because it will stir your soul. It definitely gave me a new view on life. This is the first James Andrew Wilson book I have read. He has gained a fan for life.
This is the third 7 Hours book I have read, I cannot wait to read the rest!
July 4, 2012
Could not put it down!
Even though I couldnÃ¢ÂÂt explain how he could do such a thing, I wasnÃ¢ÂÂt yet ready to believe that Thomas Constant possessed supernatural mastery over time because of one simple parlor trick. I stood and went to the window. Outside, the world was like a photograph. The trees were bent ever so slightly to the east from a wind that no longer blew; a child riding a bicycle appeared to be pedaling as fast as he could, though neither his legs nor the bicycleÃ¢ÂÂs tires were moving. Time had stopped. Thomas Constant had stopped it.
Now that he believed, all Luke Harrison had to do was make a simple choice. 7 more hours to live or go back to any 7 hours in his past. Faced with the horror of what his life would become if he made no choice at all, he chose 7 more hours. He had some last minute details to take care of if he ever wanted to spend eternity with his wife, Adrianna. He only had 7 hours to make sure everything was taken care of.
The one thing he knew for certain was that Time is not a constant. It is priceless and fragile, gentle and fierce, your companion one moment, then suddenly gone. He knew that his time had come to an end. He wasn't afraid, not anymore.
In the short story, All Of Our Dreams by James Andrew Wilson, captures his version of the premise all the six other authors have been challenged with, to create a remarkable story with his talent dealing with a simple choice when faced with death. I think James did an exceptional job at creating his own masterpiece. This is my first experience with James Andrew Wilson's writing and it most certainly will not be my last. I was captivated from the first line and he held me tight in his grasp until I read the final line. I am ready!
This is my fourth book in the 7 Hours Series, which is a collection of short stories geared to wet the appetite of anyone looking for a great experience in suspense in a short amount of time. But a warning must be issued to the reader, you won't be able to read just one. You will want to read them all! If you love twisted short stories with a powerful message, much like the Twilight Zone or Night Galley episodes, then you will LOVE this book as well as the rest. I easily rate this one at a perfect 5 out of 5 stars!
June 8, 2012
love this series
I keep saying how much I love this series and I have to say it again. This is the 5th book I have read of the seven. I had never heard of this author before but must say it is one of the best yet. Loved his take on Thomas Constant in this book. I think I am the only one reading them because I haven't seen any other reviews. Don't miss this series. It is great. If you want to get a feel for what the books are like you can go to Mike Dellosso's website and see a video.
May 10, 2012