Twenty Twelve is a collection of short stories (some a bit longer than “short,” sneaking up on the size of a novella) written to study various forms of finality and transition. Some stories bring the end of the known world through something supernatural, such as demons, and other’s bring the end of one person’s world through a seemingly small yet drastic change in the ways of the world.
These stories examine human reactions to adverse events of varying proportions by giving us insight into the internal conflict between what may be the truth and what is socially acceptable to think and do. The author does a wonderful job of asking an off-the-wall “what if” and supplying a very plausible environment in which to study the results of the experiment.
5 Stars: For the lovers of “what if.”