#TuesdayBookBlog #bookreview for On the Edge of a Raindrop by Sarah Brentyn @SarahBrentyn #flashfiction #poetry

On the Edge of a Raindrop

This is not a long book but it is a gem packed with all sorts of tasty nuggets. There is a terrific introduction describing how the molecules in a raindrop cling together to keep the surface tension strong. But what happens on the edge of that raindrop, what happens when the surface breaks? This is what is covered in the stories within this book. The brevity of flash fiction is what makes it so powerful. Every word counts and nothing is wasted.

I read this while travelling recently as I find books like this idea for times when attention levels are difficult to maintain for any length of time, or when there are constant interruptions.

The stories in the first two sections, Mindscapes and Lifelines, are around 100 words long. The third section, called Microbursts, contains stories around 50 words long.

And the words are beautiful. Concisely they get to the heart of everything, then delve further into the darker parts of our fragile existence.

It is hard to write such perfect little stories in so few words, yet still have it mean something and manage to engender feelings in the reader, but Sarah Brentyn manages it incredibly well.

Wonderfully written I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading her other work, Hinting at Shadows.

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About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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6 Responses to #TuesdayBookBlog #bookreview for On the Edge of a Raindrop by Sarah Brentyn @SarahBrentyn #flashfiction #poetry

  1. Luccia Gray says:

    Great review, Georgia. It’s on my kindle, waiting patiently to be read! I’ll be getting there soon.

  2. Sarah Brentyn says:

    This is a lovely surprise, Georgia! I’m thrilled you liked On the Edge. Such a wonderful review. You’ve made my whole week. Thank you!

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