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Israel Finn ‘Dreaming At The Top Of My Lungs’ Review


Written by: Paula Limbaugh

Dreaming At the Top of My Lungs by Israel Finn is a bleak, unsettling read. Filled with stories that will you make you think twice, you are left knowing, happy endings are only for fairy tales. These are stories that with just a simple twist of fate can occur to any one of us. Our deepest fears coming to the surface, ready to swallow us whole.

How many times have you said… I just need some time to myself? Perhaps, you may think twice before uttering such words after you read Stranded.

No Such Thing as Monsters, yeah, we’ve all been told that. But, you know monsters can come in all shapes and forms, sometimes the monsters are even living amongst us.

Oh, the dreaded bug! Why is it when one becomes ill the say they’ve been hit with a bug? Harold isn’t feeling well, so he calls into work to take a Sick Day. Maybe it’s a flu bug, he’s not sure, but boy is he hungry! How does that old adage go, feed a cold, starve a fever?

The Messenger is a truly chilling read. When free thought gives in to the masses of “I don’t want to get involved” we no longer have a voice.

Pete’s wife, Deb is ready to take their son, and leave him all alone on Deadfall Lane. Perhaps all would have been well if she didn’t mention taking Chris with her, but Pete just couldn’t let her take him. But you know, all actions have consequences.

In Water and War, we find a man with a hard choice to make. Does one betray a friend for the betterment of all, or do you stay loyal and hope you are wrong?

There are lessons to be learned in Stones. In a world gone mad, can one still find tolerance, forgiveness, or is it too late to right the wrongs?

When a man’s father is on his Deathbed, a wayward son goes to visit him one last time. He has a promise to make, and he wants dad to hear it.

How much does it take, to cross the line? To Catch a Fly is Eddie’s story. Eddie has bullied so much; until finally one day he decides to fight back. The bullied has now become the bully, with dire results.

Ugly… what is ugly? Is it the way one acts, the way one looks, or can it be the results of something entirely different? You decide.

Israel Finn has given us quite a bit to ponder. We are left to search our souls and face our fears. You can pick up your copy here!

Rating: 4/5

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