Between Eden and the Open Road by Philip Gaber



Teasingly mysterious, preposterously sparse, this collection of imperfect art populaire is brought to you in surrealist Technicolor. Read these small tales from the unconscious with unafraid eyes, when you’re barely tired or leading a life of sloth or on the threshold of maturity struggling to find a place outside yourself or if you’ve just woken up and can’t believe what’s become of your life.


I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I was asked to read & review this book of (very) short stories.  I don’t generally like short stories because I like to lose myself into a book and characters and if the story is interesting and the characters are believable, I want to read more.  I really like the stories in this book, but I didn’t feel anything after I read it.  There are some similarities in the stories in that they are pretty much told from a man’s perspective and they are interrelated with either relationships, drinking or both.  While I didn’t get “into” the stories or feel an overall sense of “Wow!” after I read them, I was not bored or confused when reading them.  I did enjoy reading them and don’t feel as though my time was wasted.  The writing is really good and emotional in some stories.

4 out of 5 Books!!







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