Catching the Barramundi

A Collection of Short Stories

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
120 Pages
Reviewed on 06/25/2016
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Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite

Life, choices and happiness are some of the elements that Rebecca Burns used to create Catching the Barramundi: A Collection of Short Stories. Here you will have the opportunity to read soundbites of twelve stories from this Australian author. A few of these stories were once published in journals and publications. Rebecca chose these twelve stories to debut Catching the Barramundi. Stories like Snails on the Road, The Night of the Fox, Phillip Turpin Gets A Girl, and Catching the Barramundi are the essence of short story greats. As you read these stories, they will grab your attention and draw you in; you may be able to relate to some of them as well.

Catching the Barramundi by Rebecca Burns has a lot of language dialect and chosen words that I found interesting. Words are important because of the messages that they convey, whether individually or when used in a sentence. For me, the words that were introduced into some of the stories gave each a life of its own. This unknown element of language gave it a uniqueness because of my unfamiliarity with words like cherabin and ute. Between the stories and the words, I became intrigued to learn more about the characters. In some of the stories I wished there was more. Overall, I enjoyed reading Catching the Barramundi: A Collection of Short Stories by Rebecca Burns and I'm sure that you will too.