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Gray Ghost: My Last Boat by Alva Harris

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Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. I received a free copy of this story on Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review.

Five Gold Stars

Gray GhostGray Ghost: My Last Boat by Alva Harris

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

(Click the title to find the book description/blurb.)

“…a newly crafted replica of a Core Sound skiff sits cradled in the mold that birthed her… I want her with the intensity and physical yearning of a smitten youth.”

There are those who sit and wait, in something of a haze, for everything to be over before it’s all “over,” but Alva Harris, dealing with the toll that age and Parkinson’s were taking on his body, was not one of those sit-and-wait individuals. He kept on dreaming, kept on working with as much opportunity as was afforded him, and what better thing could he do, for himself and for the rest of humanity, than to leave his documented account behind? “I’m not done yet,” he said, days before his death, and he was correct, as his account is still speaking, telling us to keep on dreaming, to keep on working with whatever space and opportunity we have, and never to sit and wait in idleness. Gray Ghost is a marked example of how, if one lives well, then even when his or her living is over, in one sense, it isn’t over, in other senses that are equally important and beyond the limits of mortality.




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