17 December 2013

Peter In Flight Tour Stop!!!

Peter can tell you how to run a great marketing campaign. He can tell you everything there is to know about successful trade show programs. He can tell you stories about the thousands of people he has met, miles he has flown, hotel rooms he has stayed in, and ways to work the system to your advantage. Still, he can’t tell the woman he loves how he feels.

Peter in Flight is a novella by Paul Michael Peters designed to be the perfect read for a cross-country flight or extended layover. Life moves fast in this quick read about a “trade show guy” and a love he thinks he can never have.
When I was in college, I avoided business classes like the plague.  I mean, sure, they may make for useful skills to apply later in life but they are BORING.  Until this book, I never knew that the world of marketing could be so entertaining…maybe I was wrong!  Actually, I probably wasn’t, but that’s beside the point.  The point is that his was an incredibly delightful short read!
There are lots of things that Peter is good at.  He can tell you all you want to know about his business travels, the people he’s met and the product he sells, but he can’t admit his feelings to the woman he is enamored with.
Peter’s voice is very original.  I didn’t think that software sales could be entertaining, but I found myself not only laughing out loud at this book, but also completely caught up in Peter’s world of hotels and strangers and 24 hour taxi cab drivers who wear adult diapers.  I mean…how could you not? (Mental note to self: send Crystal adult diapers so she can really crank out those reviews) I just thought the characters were so engaging and entertaining…this is basically everything that is good about short stories.  It doesn’t get too bogged down with senseless details.  It’s short and completely engaging.  Plus, the way it is broken up into chapters, it’s a very easy book to put down and then pick right back up where you left off.  I liked the story; I liked Peter and his experiences.  It managed to be really funny and still kind of sad.  I think it’s a great short read!  4.5 stars!

“Love and Desire”

Love is this strange and wonderful thing that we explore over a lifetime. It’s elasticity allows our hearts to stretch, expanding when times are hard to cover what’s important, and contract to protect ourselves from the cold and bitter inconsideration’s of others.

Desire is the opposite. It is clear and straightforward. “I must have this,” is all consuming. It is heat. It is passion. It can drive a good person to do bad things.

In our daily life, we can maintain and afford love. I can pick up my kids, my husband will hold me, I’ll let him have the remote tonight without debate. Desire is something we can hardly afford. It’s kept in secret. It’s hidden in our hearts not to be toyed with. Desires are often kept at bay, separated for the safety of others, to protect our love.

Still, somewhere in the back of the mind that question persists. What if I were to act on the advances of that one person in the office? What if I just gave in and let things happen?

These are the questions I imagine Tatiana asks herself throughout the novella, “Peter in Flight.” While the story is about Peter, and told from his perspective, Tatiana, his love interest, would be faced with this dilemma. Do I risk love for passion? Is what I have really love?

When I read about the recent statistics on emotional and physical infidelity it makes me pause. Are there lines that we dare not cross? Is desire worth the risk of our love?

What are your thoughts? Leave them in the comments below. It would be great to hear what you really think.  
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Paul Michael Peters is an American fiction writer based out of Ann Arbor Michigan. After studying at the Second City in Chicago he spent extended periods of time living in Philadelphia and Toronto before returning home to his beloved big mitten shaped state. "Peter in Flight" is his debut work.

Author Quote
"I wrote this story while I traveled extensively for work between 1998 and 2008 taking notes on the things that happened on each trip. I could not include all the good stories. Looking back on my time on the road, I always liked to think of myself as George Clooney from Up in the Air, but in reality, I was John Candy from Planes, Trains, and Automobiles."

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1 comment:

  1. This book sounds interesting, something different and entertaining to read!