Having enjoyed Duncan Whitehead's longer pieces, The Reluctant Jesus for example, you kind of know what to expect. Good quality writing, quirky characters with dark humour throughout. An Actor's Life is about two British actors, one at the Oscars hoping to score a double triumph and the other stuck in his dingy London flat. It reminds me of a film I once saw starring Peter O'Toole, an acclaimed actor who's assassinated and then spends his time with his assassin in a hotel in heaven. Can't for the life of me remember the title. I digress, this is another splendid story with a surprising twist at the end and, being a short story, perfect for a lunchtime read. 5 stars!
Elias Zapple, author of Elias Zapple's Rhymes from the Cabbage Patch (Zany, Funny, Illustrated Poems For Ages 9+ Book 1)