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Thursday, January 19, 2012

review: the whisper jar by Carole Lanham

“I do not know what you have done, but put your mouth right here. Confess your crime 
to this fruit jar as though it were God’s ear.” - Carole Lanham from The Whisper Jar

The Whisper Jar 
author Carole Lanham's collection features nine delightful dark stories. two of these are poems with rhyming couplets and the rest are all in prose. 
i read this mesmerizing book in one sitting. once i was done with the eponymous first tale, there was no turning back. all the stories just drew me in and i lost myself in a world that was real but not quite so. always, there is a hint of something fanciful, whimsical, fantastic, wonderful, sensual, dangerous and terrifying. appearances are deceiving. motives are hidden and unexpected. nothing is predictable. 
Ms. Lanham's writing flows beautifully and i consider this a trademark of a master wordsmith.  choosing a favorite was quite difficult. although certain themes recur in most of the stories, each one is unique. each beats with a life of its own. 
all of these observations made my escape into and from the author's world such an enjoyable experience. 
i wish you the same as well.
*The Whisper Jar is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords
for more information about Carole Lanham and her work, please visit http://carolelanham.com and http://horrorhomemaker.com 

my personal rating is:
The Whisper Jar contains material not suitable for younger readers 17 and under. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: i received a copy of The Whisper Jar from the author herself. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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