First Sentence: Let us begin with this: to those looking at his life from without, it would have seemed that Mr. Berger led a dull existence.
Mr. Berger leads a quiet, uneventful life. An inheritance has allowed him to retire young and move to a small English village, spending most of his time reading and walking. On one walk, he sees a woman who reminds him greatly of a classic fictional character. She throws herself in front of a train, but no body, of any evidence of the event, is found. When Berger encounters her again, he follows her to a place where fiction and reality intermingle.
Connolly has employed a voice reminiscent of “once upon a time.” From the moment you start reading, you know you are in for a good story. He has wonderful, subtle humor, irony and dialogue; great repartee. ““You may think me mad.” “My dear fellow, we hardly know each other. I wouldn’t dare to make such a judgment until we were better acquainted.” Which seemed fair enough to Mr. Berger.”
This ebook is only 68 pages. However, within those pages lies magic. It's a book which tickles one's imagination and makes you smile.
“The Museum of Literary Souls” is a story with which every bibliophile and true lover of books will identify. There’s even a slight nod to Doctor Who. What a wonderful story.
THE MUSEUM OF LITERARY SOULS (Fantasy/Mystery-Mr. Berger-England-Contemp) – Ex
Connolly, John – Standalone Novelette
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