This is a collection of stories written by a master. The author has an exceptional understanding of his characters. Because of this it is easy to empathise with them during the trials and tribulations they go through.
This is readily apparent right from the first story, “It’s There for the Taking”, where the two main protagonists scale icy Alpine slopes. The reader literally feels the cold, fear and exhilaration they go through. It is a remarkable piece of writing. In the second story, “Lopez”, the writer demonstrates his comprehensive understanding of baseball and the emotions a player and spectators can go through. The third tale, “Sinner Sid, expertly describes the actions of a master manipulator of people, and the final story, Morris Morris, tells how two people can overcome the loneliness and challenges of retirement.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading these tales and recommend them to anyone who enjoys good writing.