The Last Mountain Gorilla
by Gary Ponzo
File Size: 126 KB
Print Length: 29 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
About the book:
There are three short stories in this little gem and well worth the money (less than a cup of coffee!). The first is about a photographer trying to get a picture of a mountain gorilla during a civil war. The second is about the
sacrifices a scientist makes in his quest for knowledge and how he deals with it. The third takes us to a prison where a notorious criminal and breakout artist is cornered by both the inmates wanting to break out with him and the warden who wants to know his history. Because they are short stories, I don't want to say much more than that about each so as not to destroy the surprises, however, if you really want to know ALL about the stories, there is a review on Amazon which has all the spoilers in it you could possibly want.
The writing in these short stories is well paced and clear. The descriptions, which tend to be hard to write in a short, come across as full bodied. The stories themselves seem to strike a cord which for me is the reason to read shorts. I know the images from The Last Mountain Gorilla will stay with me for a long time in much the same way the movie Enemy Mine has done and for similar reasons. While The Last Mountain Gorilla kept me on the edge of my seat, The Escape Artist kept me guessing. All are good.
I look forward to reading more of Gary Ponzo's work.
I highly recommend this to everyone.