It is Coffee Break Companion’s 6 month anniversary. Earlier this year I was lucky to meet S L Grigg – the interview can be found here – and now it’s time for the book review.
Coffee Break Companion by S L Grigg review:
Title: Coffee Break Companion
Author: S L Grigg
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Grab that cup of coffee (or tea if you prefer), maybe add a splash of something stronger, settle down and enjoy your break with this gripping collection of flash fiction and poetry that will send shivers down your spine. With an added bonus of a longer story at the end that will fill your lunch break. What are you waiting for? Dive in! Everything from a discovery in an Ice Cavern, to a tornado. Mermaids, and Dragons. Mystery and Horror. This collection of flash fiction and poetry has something to capture anyone’s imagination, with a final chilling thriller that will leave you gasping for air.
As the title suggests this book is one to read over your coffee break or those free five minutes in the day. This collection of poems, short stories and flash fiction is easy to read over several breaks and there is something for everyone.
The raw emotion of some poems and the chapter ‘Loneliness’ brought tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat. I credit this book as one of the ones which opened my eyes to the depth and connection poetry can portray in a few sentences. I no longer shy away or skip the pages when I see a poem but jump in and enjoy so thank you SL Grigg.
As a writer, I enjoyed the editing exercises she shares to show the transformation from one story to another with the cutting of word count. I felt privileged to read the stories written in her childhood and I reminisced about my own afternoons scribbling in my teenage notebook.
I am looking forward to reading more from SL Grigg in the future.
Would I recommend?
Yes, put the kettle on and escape for 5 minutes.
Have you read this book?
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Happy reading and drinking your cuppa or coffee!
Also published on Medium.