Discussion Notes: Ghost Birds

Find this weeks story here: Ghost Birds

Next week’s story is A Handful of Dates by Tayeb Saleh

Rated: Clean

Everyone liked this weeks story but Maya had issues with the 1st have of the story. Ghost Birds is about loss and fear of loss explored through the eyes of a man who uses extreme sports to overcome his inner demons. It touched on interesting and important ideas with strong themes of feeling alive, order and fear of death. Maya’s main problem with the story ended up almost being a deal breaker as she felt the story ended and then started again. While Anais thought the 2nd half of the story wasn’t as strong as the first, it didn’t take away from her enjoyment. Gerald and Rammy both enjoyed the story as well attesting to it’s strengths. Ghost Birds is an interesting tale, told in an unconventional way with thought provoking ideas.

Don’t forget to rate the story! For the history of our goofy system, see Anais’ post “Read Short Stories or Ray Bradbury Cries.” On a scale of 1-6 Bradberries, how do you rate Ghost Birds? Tell us in the comments below or via voicemail, and we will give the final tally on the next episode. We are also in desperate need of iTunes reviews. Please search Literary Roadhouse in iTunes and leave reviews for all of our shows.

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