Night Train and Other Stories by H. Arlo Nimmo is a collection of thirteen fictional short stories. Night Train and Other Stories by H. Arlo Nimmo would appeal most to a mixed audience of adults and young adults who enjoy short fictional stories with cultural undertones that take place all around the world. Night Train and Other Stories by H. Arlo Nimmo take place all the way across a sixty year period and encompass many historically significant events like Battle of the Bulge, the Holocaust, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Each short story in Night Train and Other Stories by H. Arlo Nimmo follows a specific character during an event and offers each charter’s unique perspective towards the event.
I personally found Night Train and Other Stories by H. Arlo Nimmo to be a well written and well organized collection of short stories. I particularly liked the fact that even though the stories were all fictional some of them took place around real historical events. I particularly liked the one involving the fall of the Berlin Wall. While I enjoyed all of the different stories as well as the H. Arlo Nimmo’s unique writing style, which involves an anthropologist narrator, one story, in my mind, definitely out shone them all. The story of a couple who found enlightenment in India was just amazing to me because of the way that H. Arlo Nimmo crafted not only the setting of India, but also developed the couple as their own characters.
"Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite"