Do me a favor and look at the cover for Heartbreaker Stories by Maryse Meijer. You may notice the cover to this collection of "love" stories pictures a car on fire. Not just on fire, mind you, but engulfed in flames. Keep that in mind should you decide to read this collection of short stories.
This is a collection of "love" short stories. You may notice I put the word love in quotes. Most people think of love stories as boy meets girl (or boy) or girl meet boy (or girl) and they fall in love. Most people don't think about boy meets feral girl, raises her, until ultimately she stabs him to death or boy loves fire so much so that fire actual becomes his girlfriend and he treats it as such even to the point of jealousy. Yes, those are a few of the stories one will find in this collection.
I am not entirely sure that Meijer isn't a crazy person who happened to get a book published. I am kidding, of course. Her stories are so creative, but also so far off on left field that one would not even begin to think about a story like the one she created. This is one of her great strengths as a writer.
I also felt it was also one of blocks. I don't want to say weakness or growth area because it isn't what I mean. I use the word block because even I had a hard time connecting with some of the stories that I felt a little icky after reading them and I have read every book written by William Burroughs. There was just something a little too off about some that they were hard to digest- not due to disgust level, but just off aka slightly too weird.
Do I think people need to read this one? Absolutely! Do I think most people will enjoy this one? No. That is what makes this one so hard because Meijer is an incredible writer and has a ton of talent.
I gave this one 3 stars.
Here is your Amazon link- Heartbreakers Stories by Maryse Meijer