Curiosity level: Eye-opening albeit eye-closing for some stories.
"Her face slowly becoming invisible, written over with layer upon layer of words." - p.55
Philip Holden's anthology of stories is written in a style that strives to combine the Mystical & Poetical with Harsh Realities of Everyday Life. Because of this, his writing can sometimes feel accurate and amazingly surreal, or it can lose readers in a semi-conscious limbo (I'm guilty of having fallen asleep at some points).
My favourite in the collection is easily Two Among Many. This tale juxtaposes two lives – one of a drug trafficker & another of the man who condemns these traffickers. The story shows how their lives aren't very different after all...
Heaven Has Eyes
Written by: Philip Holden
Published by: Epigram Books