Well, my last post listed some of my favorite books for 2014. I've already got one for my 2015 list, Wanderings on Darker Shores, by Cora Pop. 2014, 201 pages. ISBN# = 9780993939303
I’ve read and enjoyed some of Cora Pop’s writings before at her blog, Chick With a Quill. Mostly she had shared poetry that was dark but very human. I loved her use of language so when I found out about Wanderings on Darker Shores I bought it. This is a collection of mostly short stories with a few poems. The language is, as I expected, eerie and lyrical. What I was somewhat surprised at was the depth of story in these tales. The tales are mostly short but crammed full of thought and detail. Like most good writers, I’m sure Ms. Pop has influences across a broad spectrum. I particularly noted shades of Poe and Lovecraft in these tales. My advice on this one would be: come for the language, stay for the story.