Impaired Ocular Acuity and Other Demented Synapses MOBI

Impaired Ocular Acuity and Other Demented Synapses ❮Reading❯ ➶ Impaired Ocular Acuity and Other Demented Synapses Author K.J. – Impaired Ocular Acuity and Other Demented Synapses is a compilation of seven short stories and several short essays and musings many of which have a gay theme although none are overtly sexual in natur Impaired Ocular Acuity and Other Demented Synapses is Acuity and PDF ´ a compilation of seven short stories and several short essays and musings many of which have a gay theme although none are overtly sexual in nature The primary ingredient in most of the stories is humour with the essays providing a serious tone The book was written for an audience of years of age Excerpts from this book are available Impaired Ocular MOBI :↠ on the url for the author.

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  1. Blake Fraina Blake Fraina says:

    Although not obvious at first blush the repeated theme connecting the stories in this charming debut collection is the symbiotic relationship between callow youth and older sometimes wiser father figures On offer here is deceptively lighthearted fare often underscored by a serious message for those who care to dig a little deeper And the author who only identifies himself as KJ commands a seemingly limitless breadth of literary stylesCertainly the highlight of the book has to be the delicately humorous A Mischief of Monumental Proportions in which the author creates an atmosphere that might be described as Jane Austen lite But for my money the prickly gossipy denizens of the hamlet of Bradbury with surnames like Blessing Derby Mumford and the Reverend Picklenose seem to hearken straight out of Elizabeth Gaskell’s uirky tales of Cranford Oasis which takes place over the course of one lonely evening in a roadside honky tonk in some dusty desert backwater is a complete 180 in terms of tone and atmosphere The grizzled barkeep sage farmer Emmett and the silent exotic young man known only as Crystal cast their drowsy sensuous spell over the reader as much as they do the narrator a world weary traveling salesman While I found aspects of this one a bit too pat to be believable overall the mood outweighed any plot contrivances Taken together these two stories represent the ends of KJ’s impressive stylistic spectrum In between there is a humorous short piece from which the book gets its title a contemporary tale of upper crusty British noblesse oblige Horsehair Mettle and Would and a deeply romantic story about a first childhood crush captured for the ages by the hand of a perceptive painter Throughout the author exhibits a knowledge of music and art that enriches the stories without for the most part overwhelming themNearly every story is a romanticized version of a young man seeking the love guidance patronage andor support from another usually older man Whether he is merely a charitable donor a benefactor or beyond that a lover or father It should be noted that even the longest story The Aroma of Coffee while ostensibly about a high school romance includes the very telling line For me the sun rose and set on my father and its climactic scene involves that same father’s explosive and surprising response in his son’s time of needDespite an engaging premise this was the only story that didn’t uite work for me After my enjoyment of the shorter pieces I was eager to see what KJ could do with room to stretch but much of the details here felt rushed and perfunctory For example conversations between the two main character involved too much telling and not enough showing When Patrick states that he has told his young lover Chris everything about himself both good and bad as a reader I felt cheated to not be privy to at least part of those conversations rather than just being told second hand that they shared secrets It was distancing and a bit problematic After all these were likable and interesting kids that I wanted to get to know better and I often felt as if the author was standing between me and them I think this particular story might be better served if it were re worked into a short novelThe last few pages of the book consist of essaysruminations that amount to little than glorified diary entries Not that I disagreed with the sentiments but I don’t feel they added anything to a book of mostly very clever entertaining short storiesAll in all this is a delightful and rich collection I will be eager to see what the writer has up his sleeve in the future

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