Within the absurd, common ground

A review of “Lures,” by Jeremy Chacon

“You were lucky that wasn’t perfume”

We live in a divided world. The progress of our modern age has meant that a “viewpoint” – not race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion – is the new divisive force that pulls us apart at our collective seams. Populist politicians, technology, economic disparity, and social media soap boxes are the preferred points of self-segregated coffee shop discussion… IF, this is truly the case, then what Mr. DiFelice has offered us with ‘LURES’ – his collection of short stories – is perhaps the one redemptive quality that can bring our disparate society together: Humanity’s touch of the Absurd.

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