Wednesday, August 29, 2012

While I'm Still Myself by Jeremy Mark Lane

A passionate December love affair. 

The meeting of an unexpected traveler. 

The consequences of protecting a young new acquaintance. 

A journey into an unknown past.

In the stories of While I’m Still Myself, Jeremy Lane eloquently describes the life changing impact of the brief encounter, showing that life and love are not shaped by an entire lifetime, but by the fleeting moments with unexpected people in unexpected places.

While I'm Still Myself is a compilation of short stories that all have something in common - someone meets someone who changes their life.  While each story has different characters, so you get to meet someone new each time, the purpose is usually different.  It can be a sad story or a joyful one, but most of them will stick with you long after close the cover.  Lane focuses more on what is happening then character development, which I found refreshing.  So while I don't recall every single character, I can recall that special moment.  

We all have brief encounters and in some form, they may change your life.  Lane does it remarkably, either with guilt, love, sadness or loss as the base of these encounters.  There are some very powerful and thought-provoking stories as well as some that are entertaining but just didn't impact me as much as others.   If you're a fan of short stories, I'd recommend While I'm Still Not Myself.  I was surprised of how much I enjoyed this book!  Lane is a very talented author.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I also enjoyed this one. Very much so. Glad to see others enjoying it too


The old grey donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, "Why?" and sometimes he thought, "Wherefore?" and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch as which?" and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about.

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