Edging Past Reality: A collection of short stories – David Fingerman



Paperback: 263 pages
Publisher: Two Harbors Press (November 14, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1935097075
ISBN-13: 978-1935097075
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Have you ever watched The Twilight Zone or Night Gallery. If so, you’d be the type who would probably enjoy David Fingerman’s Edging Past Reality. This books is a collection of short stories. It’s divided into four sections. There is Too Young to know better, Old Enough to know better, Is this a mid life Crisis, and Senior Moments. Each section of stories deals with people in that specific category.

Some of my personal favorites were:

  • Marty’s Toy –  A boy’s toy seems to have a mind of it’s own.
  • Grandpa’s Watch – A pocket watch has a curious connection to a young boy and his grandfather.
  • The Scream Box – Ever wanted to go in a room and scream, this presents customers at a bar with that opportunity, but will they get the relief they want.
  • Anybody got a Smoke – A man dies and goes to Heaven where he’s given everything he wants.
  • Edging Past Reality – A Man’s Life seems to be changing beyond his control. Sometimes with good, sometimes bad consequences.
  • The Blue Light – A man checks into a secluded motel late one night.
  • The Perfect Jury – A tale of jury duty, talk about your nightmares.
  • The Last Patch of Wilderness – A cautionary tale about damaging the environment.
  • The Verdict’s In – For this story, think American Idol meets Judge Judy.

With each story, there were twists and turns I never expected. Mr. Fingerman sets you up to think the story is going one way, then throws a curve ball at you. While I had my favorites, I have to say I really enjoyed all the stories. Each had a different feel to it, and as a collection, it was very good.

If you like Suspense, Horror, or stories with strange twists, then definitely pick up this book. I think you’d enjoy it. Most of the stories were 3-10 pages long, which made it a good book for reading right before bedtime. Some stories has stronger language or situations, so I’d recommend it only for older teens (17+) or adults. You can visit Mr. Fingerman’s site here.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Brandi at BK Walker Book Services and David for a review copy of this book.

Please See our Interview with David here.

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4 Responses to “Edging Past Reality: A collection of short stories – David Fingerman”

  1. Kris Says:

    David knows how to bring the reader into the story almost as if they are silently watching from the sideline as the story unfolds!

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  4. Bumbles Says:

    Hmmm – I don’t think a horror story would be perfect for reading right before bed time ;0) Perfect for the commute ride to work, or to carry with you for whenever you have a break or find yourself in a waiting room. But not before bed or this reader might not get to sleep!