Fate and Fortune
By Deniz Besim
Published on Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Reviewed by Amy Owings
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Valley that Calls is a collection of one hundred and twenty poems divided into sestinas, villanelles, pantoums and sonnets. The poetry uncovers extraordinary themes including through an exploration of nature and a narration of personal tales. Not only are the stories told guaranteed to captivate readers but you are sure to be stunned by the grace of the valley and the beauty of the poetry narrated. Each and every tale told is remarkable and designed to be cherished.
Genre: Short Stories
2 out of 5 stars
The concepts presented in the stories of “Fate and Fortune” were thought-provoking, and many offered an interesting look at human nature. However, there were typos and stylistic inconsistencies that retracted from the quality of the writing, which, overall, felt somewhat amateurish. The stories lacked solid expositions and often ended abruptly, and I would have liked more details to flesh out the characters. Although I enjoyed the instances of magic and science fiction in this collection, I wish it had been better written.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Deniz Besim is a thirty-two year old lady who lives in London and used to teach creative writing to adults. She enjoys reading fiction and sometimes enters short-story competitions. She self-published two poetry books in 2014 (http://poetry-heaven.my-free.website). She enjoys walking, swimming and playing tennis in her spare time and sometimes attends readings.
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.