Reviewed by Amelia Roberson- Master of Arts in Teaching/MFA Screenwriting Hollins
Geoffrey Zimmerman’s fanciful and grim imagination makes his newest collection of short stories and poetry a delightful read. From menacing girl scouts, haunted ex-wives, and lost love, the author surprises on each page.
“Great American Short Stories and Poetry” is both honest and cynical- an internal investigation and spoof. Zimmerman’s story telling is concise and original with definite consideration of the feminine perspective and its ability to challenge the male ego. “Jane Stalks Dick” and “Lorraine,” the story of a trapped house girl and her escape portray this sensitivity. Dialogue is crisp, true to each character, and his stories as quick yet poignant reads that reminds us of the creative value of short story and why they have become popular once again.
Acclaimed Film Director, Lucinda McNary commented on my book.
“Lucinda, is it ok for me to tell people what you think of my book?”
“You sure can. Now darn it, I liked it so much that the next book I started reading seemed boring. That tells you how good it is.”
“The next book is coming out soon”
“Well I can’t wait These stories were spellbinding and I am still thinking about them. Just beautiful.”