In the dream-like journey which is Beautiful Desolation, A.G. Bennett provides a stark, but hopeful view of the world around us. The unusual and fascinating stories are as contrasting as life itself.
Through the supernatural touches within Angel of mine, The traveller, and Mitzieís Dream; to the exploration of crime and its effects upon both victims and perpetrators in Pain, The story of old Ned, and Interview for a murder, the author's intention is not only to enthral the reader but provoke their emotions.
The comedy and black humour of The great Detective Harvey, What Arnold Chapman did on his holidays, and Missing body, and the psychological studies in Damaged, Circles, and Briefing for a journey into the embrace of darkness, tempt the reader to find beauty in those charactersí desolate surroundings. Beauty is everywhereóyou just have to be brave enough to find it.