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Throwing Dice on a Chessboard: (a collection of short stories)

by c.R Tsiailis

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please consider adding this book to your collections. It is a collection of short stories with various themes (child abuse, mother-daughter relation, mother-triplets relation, inaccomplished love, human memory, mental suffer and release)
Hopefully you will meet me at my blog and website as well, along with facebook and twitter communities. ( )
  christosrodoullatsia | Jan 8, 2011 |
I enjoyed reading this collection very much. It was thought provoking and I thought the author did an excellent job in writing it.. I recommend this book to whomever wants to read something unique but a little unusual. ( )
  lupoman | Oct 15, 2010 |
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Apex Review Of Throwing Dice On A Chessboard (Christos Tsiailis)
An intriguing, enlightening short story collection.


PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 30, 2010 – Throwing Dice On A Chessboard
Christos Tsiailis
ISBN: 9781449081119
Reviewed By Karynda Lewis

Official Apex Reviews Rating: 4 Stars

Regardless of whatever difficulties we may face, we all have the power to shape our own fates. No matter how insurmountable our situations may seem, we are equipped with all the necessary mental, physical, and spiritual tools we need to overcome the obstacles that block our paths on the road of life. The only problem? Whether or not we have the strength of faith to empower us to endure.

Such is the central premise of Throwing Dice On A Chessboard, the new collection of short stories by author Christos Tsiailis. Throughout the pages of his collection, Tsiailis introduces the reader to seven different characters, each facing his/her own unique challenges. Far from superhuman icons, Tsiailis’ protagonists are average, everyday figures to which readers are sure to relate, each with the power to transform him/herself for the better – or worse. Just as we all are every day, the characters in Throwing Dice On A Chessboard are faced with the ever-changing vicissitudes of life, and the ultimate success or failure of their efforts rests on their individual abilities to heed the cosmic ebb and flow that perpetually sways all of our actions. As such, Tsiailis’ insightful tome is drawn straight from the pages of everyday life, particularly when it comes to the significance of the ongoing battles we wage against the demons within us all. An enlightening read.
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This collection includes 7 short stories of different heroes and situations and in versatile style, yet all is dramatized in contemporary years. Some of the stories take place in Cyprus. A proportion of the stories is based on true facts, yet all names and locations have been altered. The book aims to show how ordinary people among us outlive life’s dead ends and how wild memories are eased in ways nobody may predict. Some of the heroes overcome their problem; some others submit themselves to oblivion. The book is putting an effort to depict the life paradox in all its forms.
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