Nothing Short of Odd

Fiction - Anthology
83 Pages
Reviewed on 03/30/2024
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Author Biography

Loredano Cafaro lives in the hills of Turin, Italy, with his wife and their two sons. In the little free time left to him by his work as a computer scientist, he imagines stories every now and then. Sometimes he writes them down.
His fiction has appeared in The Dillydoun Review, Speculative Fiction in Translation, Literally Stories, Spillwords, On the Run, The Closed Eye Open, The Zodiac Review, The Chamber Magazine, Fiction on the Web, and elsewhere.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Doreen Chombu for Readers' Favorite

Nothing Short of Odd is a collection of captivating stories by Loredano Cafaro that explore themes of death, dreams, and relationships, taking readers on unexpected journeys to mysterious places to meet intriguing characters and experience tragic moments with strangers. You will feel the joy of falling in love on a rainy day, the pain of heartbreak, and the drama of unrequited love. The stories will challenge you to face your inner demons and reality, making you realize what matters most in life. The collection also has dark-themed tales about serial killers, and haunting memories of lost loved ones that will send chills down your spine. You will read an anthology with one of the characters, visit a new town with a man named Max, and enjoy many more adventures.

Nothing Short of Odd is an incredible collection of captivating stories that will leave you wanting more. The plot twists and unique settings make it an enthralling read for anyone who loves peculiar and unexpected narratives. It has a perfect blend of mystery, paranormal, and suspense that will keep your attention from the beginning to the end. Loredano Cafaro talks about social issues such as divorce, depression, and the pressures of work culture that affect many people in society. By highlighting these issues through prose, he raises awareness and empathy for anyone going through them. The collection covers many genres, making it accessible to a wider audience, and this allows it to have a greater impact. Whether you are looking for entertainment or an emotional story, Nothing Short of Odd has it all, and that is why I recommend it to anyone who loves reading short but memorable stories.