Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite
Prompts Too: Another Collection of Stories by Tank Gunner is a delightful collection of short stories, written in the form of classroom creative writing prompts, featuring fiction, war stories, drama, and a newspaper column. You read stories from a staged kidnapping, a story in dialogue, to stories involving a truck driver and an unplanned pregnancy discovered on the first date, to gritty tales of war. This is a terrific collection with stories that will bring tears to the eyes of readers and then soothe their hearts again with the kind of music that only genius can create. Gunner has a unique gift for style and descriptive prose, and there is a conciseness that is evident through each line he writes.
Tank Gunner is one of the short story writers I am becoming fond of. I enjoyed the creativeness, the genius, and the flair that comes across in the stories. They are entertaining and addictive in a strange kind of way. One picks up the book, intending to read just a few stories, but then ends up turning the pages, moving from one plot to another. The conversations are well-crafted and they read very naturally. The characters are lovely and the reader will not find it hard to cry and laugh with them. This is the kind of collection that will warm the reader’s heart with its humor, compel them to look at reality through the eyes of very dynamic characters, and travel places with them. Prompts Too: Another Collection of Stories is a mesmerizing collection and it has something for every short story fan.