Each one is compelling and very interesting. And each is different from the other.
When I first opened the book on my iPad, it took me to the opening page of the first story – no cover, no title page, etc. I started reading. By about Chapter 3, I began to wonder if all the characters were ever going to connect. By the end of that third story, I stopped and went back to the very beginning. That’s when I figured out there weren’t chapters in the book, but individual stories.
I really like books that contain standalone stories, especially when there’s a connecting thread between them. Each story is so different, I, at first, thought it was an anthology written my multiple short story writers, but they are all the work of Craig Lancaster.
In addition to the stories being about departure, they’re also about relationships. That makes sense since most of life is about relationships. As we move through our life, we’re either creating relationships or breaking them. And the characters in Lancaster’s book do both in memorable ways.
Here are places where you can buy the book:
Barnes and Noble paperback or Nook
I give Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure by Craig Lancaster a rating of Hel-of-a-Writer. Lancaster wrote an amazing collection of stories and did such a great job, I thought many different authors had written them.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FTC Disclaimer: The e-book, Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure, was given to me by the author, Craig Lancaster. That did not influence my review. I’ve had many departures in my life. I’ve departed different states and various cities. People have departed from my life, either by choice or by fate. But I had never thought about there being an art to departures. This book shows that there is such an art. The departure in each story is, in its own way, art, although it is rare that the person leaving is aware of the art. And that… is life.
If you have time, link over to Craig’s website/blog and ask him about Quantum Physics. Or if you already know how Quantum Physics and the art of departure are related, let me know in the comments section. Don’t depart without clicking the +1 box and commenting, though. Unless you can do it artfully. With physics. And quantum.