Fiction - Anthology
242 Pages
Reviewed on 02/13/2010
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

"Precarious" is a book of 15 stories about everyday people, their lives, loves, hopes, fears, misunderstandings and so much more. It`ll take you out of the room you`re in and into the midst of the story. You'll feel a range of emotions; it will make you laugh, cry, angry, hopeful and even bring back long forgotten memories.

Have you every mistaken a touch by someone, felt misunderstood or that someone misunderstood what you were trying to say, felt disappointment in someone you loved, or thought they were disappointed in you? Then, I'm sure you'll see yourself in one or two of these stories. It's like a trip down memory lane, different people and places, but somehow the same. Al Riske has written a book about people that are very much like you and me.

Most of the stories are tied up neatly, but a few of them left me hanging, and I wanted to know what came next. Others felt that there was something missing; I wanted to know what he left out. Then I realized that this was probably his intent, keep them guessing and wanting more!

This is his first book, you'd never know it. He writes like a seasoned author and knows how to keep you turning the pages as fast as you can. This book will stay with you long after you close it and put it away. You'll no doubt pick it up again for a second read, maybe even a third.

If you haven't read "Precarious", I encourage you to do so. You won't be sorry that you did.