Friday, July 10, 2009

On "The Beat of Sorrow" by Brett Rosenblatt (1901 words) ***

In one of the best moments in Rosenblatt's story, the narrator recounts how the life of the drummer is one of numbers, of counting. The passage is beautiful, and this concern--with time, with counting, with the beat of the heart--is what the story focuses on. Rosenblatt uses the drumming motif throughout the story to tell a sadder, deeper story of a relationship heading south. Read the story here at Susurrus.

11 comments:

Brett said...

Thanks for the review!

Short Story Reader said...

You're welcome. Thanks for writing the story. Are you a drummer by chance?

Brett said...

I was in high school, still tinker at home on an electric kit sometimes. I also play the djembe in Irish bars occasionally. You?

Short Story Reader said...

No instruments for me. Not musical ones at least.

Brett said...

Hey here's some of my other published work gathered on Fictionaut if you want to have a look.

http://www.fictionaut.com/users/brett-rosenblatt

Brett said...
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Short Story Reader said...

Thanks for the link. Let me know when the story "Floater" finds a publisher, and I'll definitely post a segment on that--loved that piece. Will get to other stories in time.

Brett said...
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Brett said...

My flash-fiction, 'Ugly People', is out in print today in Opium 9 and is a finalist in the 250 Word Bookmark Competition. The entire issue is just fantastic too. Check it out if you get a chance.It's also on my fictionaut page (http://www.fictionaut.com/users/brett-rosenblatt). Floater is still out there somewhere, homeless.

Brett said...

Sole Music is featured in the current issue of Metazen.

http://www.metazen.ca)

Brett said...

Floater is up in the current issue of The Barcelona Review:

http://www.barcelonareview.com/70/e_br.html#Author