elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Guys in Cars by Matthew Haldeman-Time

The theme of this anthology is guys in cars...

Third and Madison: two guys fight for a cab and find true love. A uptight businessman learns to relax thank to a grounge type japanese guy, who is not really what he looks.

The Dog-Walker: a man keeps staring every morning a guy who takes out is dog and finally one morning he has the courage to go out of his car and talk to him.

While Wearing Jeans: a recently dumped guy makes a favour to a friend and takes up a perfect stranger at the airport; but the perfect stranger is a cute guy, very sexy and friendly who blames himself cause he has met his soul mate while wearing jeans...

One Year Later: they love each other for weeks but life brings them apart and they decide to meet one year since then. Now, one year later, they are again together...

Rossi and White: they are best friend since childhood and always together. Everyone sees Rossi like an ego guy but White. But some months ago they have had an argument and not speak since then. Now White is come to pick up Rossi from University...

Crash: they have had a car accident. They are in the opposite cars. But now they have found each other.

Off-track: they are not more a couple since 5 months, but love is still in the air. And now that he has admited to himself that everything he wants is his lover back with him, he doesn't need to spend the night in his car to smell him, he can smell directly the source.

The Hitchhiker: he is like his lost lover, he is hitchhiking like him and he has nowhere to go. And maybe he can give him an house like he would do with the son he has never had, the son of his beloved.

I Dare You: they are different; good next door boy and bad boy. But they were friends. Then life drew them apart, and he is still mourning the loss of his friend and beloved. But then he dares him to give a chance to this love.

Camville: he has nothing to live for in his hometown. He drives to find a reason to live. And he finds Camville, and a new house, a new family, a new dog and a hot handsome new lover.

They are all very good short story. More I read by Matthew Haldeman-Time and more I want to read. He is a very talented storyteller. In few pages he manages to paint a whole universe and leaves you eager to read more. While Wearing Jeans, Rossi and White, I Dare You and Camville are wonderful tales, worthy of more: the characters are so vivid and captivating that you want to know about them.

A very good anthology, don't miss it!

Amazon: Guys in Cars
Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (April 26, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 147520289X
ISBN-13: 978-1475202892

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle
Tags: author: matthew haldeman-time, genre: contemporary, length: novel, review, theme: college
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