Friday, July 31, 2015

The Fall of Icarus by N.R. Bates

N. R. Bates

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The Fall of Icarus

(Fantasy/Magic Realism/Short Stories)

Release date: March 31, 2015 at NR Bates Publishing

65 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9931905-6-8 (mobi)
ISBN: 978-0-9931905-7-5 (epub)
ISBN: 978-0-9931905-8-2 (print)

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SYNOPSIS

Three interconnected short-stories set in Paris explore the issue of choice, survival and transformation. In the first story, a young man on his first business trip is waylaid by an aberrant elevator. In the pivotal tale, a young scientist re-imagines the Greek myth of Icarus and his fall to earth. In the final story, a young woman who cannot recall her own name relates the fantastical tale of a girl who can fly.

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My Review
Four Stars
Copy Received from France Book Tours for an honest review
" The Fall of Icarus" by N.R. Bates was a very gratifying collection of three short stories.  I really enjoyed the lyrical way Bates describes the scenes in the story.  I thought he mixed elements of real and magical realism so gracefully that it felt believable.  Because the stories are short there is a pretty quick ending and conflicts are quickly resolved.  However, I did enjoy all three stories and enjoyed how they had an interlinking theme.  I found each story to be very original and to have very distinctive elements.  I've read magical realism in college so this for me was a great reminder of how beautiful short stories can be and how enjoyable great literary work is.  
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fall of Icarus - Nicholas Bates







NR Bates was born in London, grew up in Wales, and lived in Canada and Bermuda. He shares his life with his wife and his house with seven cats, one dog and the subtropical wildlife of lizards, wolf spiders and ant colonies that seek out a better life indoors. He is an oceanographer and scientist, and has published more than one hundred and thirty scientific papers on ocean chemistry, climate change and ocean acidification. He is a Senior Scientist at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and Professor of Ocean Biogeochemistry at the University of Southampton, UK. His novels focus on epic fantasy and magic realism, and inspired by his deep love of the ocean and environmental sciences.
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