This review was kindly requested by Arrison Kirby.
Coping with death and destruction is a collection of fictional stories written with the intent to make you smile, cry, and ponder as you read. This twelve-chapter book, blends in with the deaths that occurred in 2016 losing people like David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Prince, Carries Fisher and more. The stories are written to bring out the sense of endlessness and to provide comfort. Each story is a standalone short segment of what surpasses to be covering themes that you would ultimately enjoy reading by the end of the chapter.
I felt that the book was providing a text under its subtext and attempting to deliver a more in-depth meaningful message by covering it up with comedy and realism. This may work for some and may not work for others. The comprehension and wordings used to describe the stories were sometimes too heavy to transcend. This is not to word anything against the book. It just means that not everyone would possibly get it.
The literary standard within the content of the short stories was in high standing. I appreciated the prologue explaining the reason why they had featured a dog on the cover. There is much more love and kindness in this book rather than death and dying. The setting of the stories is another feature that works in making this book different. They are all situated in various countries in the world.
I recommend this book to anyone that wishes to read about pop science fiction, fantasy, fiction and all other good things.
Written by Jeyran Main
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