Review: The Last Star & Other Stories

Hello bookworms!!

Today I am bringing you a really short review of The Last Star & Other Stories by DL Orton. I wasn’t planning on posting this today but I haven’t quite got by TBR figured out for the Emoji-a-thon so hopefully I will have that ready tomorrow.



Title: The Last Star & Other Stories

Author: D.L. Orton

Genre:  Short Stories

My Rating: 2 Stars


Goodreads Synopsis

From Award-Winning Author D. L. Orton comes a funny, thought-provoking, and sensual collection of short stories. Laugh, cry, and linger over these brief but intense glimpses into the lives of a billion-year-old AI, two awkward young lovers, a captive dolphin, an aging woman, and more. Share the wonder, experience the pain and pleasure, take the journey…

The Last Star
Two beings watch the last star in our universe wink out and discover the answer to how it all ends. And, perhaps, how it all begins.

Just Friends
Friends since they carried Scooby-Doo lunch boxes in second grade, two college students take the awkward, irreversible, and perilous step away from just friends.

You think your roommate is bad, try living with a practical-joke-playing, drop-dead-gorgeous, celebrity femme fatale. No one is safe from her wiles, least of all you.

My Kingdom for a Double Espresso
Is sex just a physical thing for guys? You know you’re in trouble when your girlfriend tosses that out after you make the mistake of falling asleep on her…

Down in Flames
Personal tragedy played against a background of public disaster leaves one woman stuck in a very personal hell—and hoping for a second chance.

Right now, at this every instant, you are older than you have ever been—and younger than you will ever be again. There will never be a better time to find love.

The Idiot’s Guide to Writing Workshops
(Or How to Review a Manuscript & Not Risk Getting Run Over in the Hotel Parking lot)

The Devil and a Hard Place
After all the time spent apart—all the doubts, all the denial, all the lonely nights—a love that refuses to die draws them back together like darkness and dawn.

My Review

I personally don’t think short stories are for me, at least not this collection of short stories. I liked reading some of the stories that were included but I feel like there just wasn’t enough of the stories for me to be able to really get into them and connect with anything. I would say my favorite story is The Devil & A Hard Place and my least favorite is The Idiot’s Guide to Writing Workshops. For people who haven’t read anything by this author I would say skip this one and read her book Crossing in Time.

Have any of y’all read this collection of short stories? What did you think?

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