Book Review: Sticky Fingers by J.T. Lawrence

Posted October 11, 2018 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Fiction, Review, Short Stories / 0 Comments

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Book Review: Sticky Fingers by J.T. LawrenceSticky Fingers by J.T. Lawrence
Narrator: Bianca Flanders
Series: Sticky Fingers #1
Published by Author's Republic on 09-26-17
Genres: Fiction, Short Stories
Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Author
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Overal Rating: five-stars

Diverse, dark-humoured, and deliciously bite-sized, this compelling collection of 12 short stories by JT Lawrence include:

'Escape' -- a story about about a suicidal baby who knows he was born into the wrong life, and has to get creative to take measures correct the mistake, much to his mother¹s horror.

'The Itch' -- a story about an intense, uncontrollable, unexplainable itch that lands the protagonist in a mental institution.

'Bridge Gate' -- In this poignant and charming short story, a daughter yearns to connect with her absent father through the letters they exchange. She's not put off by his pedantic corrections of her writing, despite the slow reveal that he is less than perfect himself.

'The Unsuspecting Gold-digger' -- a woman gradually poisons her husband so that she doesn't have to break his heart.

I normally don’t enjoy short stories, but being this collection written by J.T. Lawrence, I had to listen to it. They are twelve clever stories, each one with a special twist. They are all very different, and each of them contains the yeast for them to become a longer story.

It’s difficult to say which was my favorite: I loved Bridge Gate, The Unsuspecting Gold Digger, Travelling Slacks, and Sticky Fingers, the one that gives the title to the book. Lawrence creates very vivid characters and incredible situations, and it’s so easy to relate to the characters that it is sometimes a bit scary, because some of these stories show the darkest parts of the human heart.

Many of these stories had an ‘OMG moment’ that had me mulling for a while, and this is surprising about short stories since I find it hard for them to move me in general.

Bianca Flanders did justice to the material, delivering a gripping narration with great character interpretations and voice inflections just at the right moments.

This is a must read for J.T. Lawrence fans. She writes so well and is so creative that I want to be her!

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Overall: five-stars