Between the Cracks

Fiction - Fantasy - General
88 Pages
Reviewed on 11/22/2011
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Author Biography

Kim McDougall is an author, fiber artist and photographer. She writes children's and YA fiction under her married name, Kim Chatel. Kim is originally from Montreal, Canada. She has lived in Toronto, New York and Nice, France but is now settled in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter and several critters. She is also the founder of Blazing Trailers, a site designed to showcase video book previews.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rita Vetsch for Readers' Favorite

"Between the Cracks" is a mind-chilling work of fictional short stories and poetry written by Kim McDougall. Traveling back through history, we find some great fantasy novels; however, they were not categorized like they are today. Many of the greatest and oldest fantasy novels nowadays are passed up on the bookshelves because they are classified as literary works instead of science fiction, romance, mystery, or fantasy. So what happens between the cracks of literary works, fantasy, science fiction and mystery? McDougall informs us about everything we have missed,including golems, fairies, trolls, and stories that relate to Santa and pre-dated fairy tales. Bound in this one novel are unusual and spine-tingling short stories and poems that truly do fill in the cracks between the literary and fantasy worlds.

The cover of "Between the Cracks" is captivating and spine-tingling; it truly captures the reader’s attention and pulls you into the book. Kim McDougall reminds us that the greatest fairy tales can be brought back to life and she has sculpted the putty to fill in the cracks nicely. All of the boundaries and rules are thrown out and the reader is left to interpret the stories and poems as they wish. The stories are short and flow nicely with suspense that will leave you on the edge of your seat. This is a nice twist on relating popular fairy tales and myth into new and fresh material that truly does force the mind to bend a little bit. I loved the challenge of forcing my brain to grasp all of the fear, darkness, humor, romance and fantasy in a unique and different way than we usually read and comprehend.