From Afar, is the story of a desperate American man’s search for love which takes all the way to Russia, a country proving to be a minefield, especially as regards dating. I liked the way the story were written and the obvious wit that characterized it. I don’t know if he is writing from personal experience, or from pure imagination, but I enjoyed his take on “dating from afar” and the murky world of mail-order-brides from Russia. It is very easy to read and each page leaves you wanting to read more. A very entertaining read.
Carly Berg stories start with a sudden burst and as a reader you are immediately drawn in. It seems from the start that you are going to be led on a surreal sometimes disturbing journey? Ever had a conversation with your ex-husband’s shirt…? All is surprisingly plausible in these short witty stories. It is hard to decipher the motives behind these stories, the real world the author lives in, but this only makes me want to read more and more, to delve deeper into the mind of the author. Not many would write a story with the word “penis” in its title …Carly Berg shows no such restraint and we can only admire her for her audacity and wild imagination. I loved these stories brimming with eccentricity. I liked the richness of vocabulary and the choice of expression. Each story has Carly Berg’s powerful mark stamped on them. A thoroughly entertaining read.