2 thoughts on “Taking the Stairs

  1. Social alienation and personal misery – John Stiles writes as real as it gets. Jarod Palmer’s troubles are not all of his own creation, though this often appears the case. A hard character to sympathise with at times, when he’s passionate, I feel it. As piteous as life becomes for the book’s protagonist, I retained confidence in Jarod; though drowning, he never goes under. He is good at being himself. My qualm was for his immortal soul and whether he could preserve it in a harsh world when to wr

  2. Stiles writes about what he knows – what he has experienced. Maybe more should have the balls to leave their jobs and uproot themselves just for the sake of the story.

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