Casting Shadows

Short Stories

by Mike Robertson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/23/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 284
ISBN : 9781414044460

About the Book

This small collection of eight short stories is an impressive anthology of distinctive stories told in distinctive ways by an author who cannot seem to settle on one particular type of story or one particular style of writing.  There is the magnificently moody and darkly apocalyptic Sky Blue Silence I with it nightmare future described in curiously deadpan way, the colour of fairy take whimsy of Eli Martin and the Magic Duck, the fantasy satire of Dream Zingers, the surprising mystery of Mistaking Patricia and the intuitive though unpolished human dramas played out in Mutiny Over the Taking of Tea and Toast and the title story, Casting Shadows.  The story are short, easy to read, and will give the reader something to think about aside from the $20 he or she just spend on the paperback.

About the Author

An author since he was in high school, when he considered rhyming couplets to be the pinnacle of literary achievement, Mike Robertson has written everything from plays to sports stories, from academic treaties to poetry about his handicapped son, from letters to the editor to non-existent op-ed pieces which have been published in non-existent newspapers, all in a mildly sarcastic manner.  An apostle of Woody Allen, Norman Mailer, and Hunter Thompson, who he acknowledges did their best work twenty to thirty years ago, Mr. Robertson, generally unpublished but unbowed, strives to try every style outside of the Renaissance in his pursuit of the right word, the right sentence, the right million dollar book deal.  A middle aged Canadian who is agnostic toward his country and dreams of living in New York City, Mr. Robertson is literary smart alee who hopes for redemption through the publication of his own words.