Small business owners value their clients and none more than we who have owned and operated for almost two decades a successful internet cafe/business service shop on the Andalucian coast of Spain. This collection of stories is based on real customers; their international roots are a testament to the truly global environment that surrounds us all. These are observations of lives lived by REAL people who have been our clients - some of whom have already departed this lifetime but nevertheless have left an imprint on us. Obviously actual names were never used...thus it is only an impression or an effect that has left a trace of their humanity on us and others. ..and perhaps even left us lessons to learn.
"Just having read a few chapters, I was quite moved. I realized that other people out there had had their share of troubles and I was not the only one."........A.V.H. (Belgium)
"I have so very much enjoyed your book and learned a few things along the way...when is your next one due?.....S.C. (U.K.)
"I like your writing style; I never imagined that so many interesting people had been to your shop...one just thinks that people come and they go, I especially liked the psychology behind the book's stories."...M.S. (U.K.)
"Very interesting...this is a book that I read only a few chapters at a time in order for me to absorb the meanings of them; I enjoy your style of writing; it's not found every day yet easily understood. I am especially pleased with the large size of text - much easier on older eyes."...T.B. (Denmark)
"Großartige Urlaubslektüre, da viele abwechslungsreiche, kurze Episoden das Lesen zu einer großen Freude werden lassen. Die Autorin lässt den Leser am Leben einiger ausgewählter Kunden ihres Cybercafe's teilhaben. Mit einer sehr feinfühligen, manchmal sogar sehr behutsamen Art, und mit fiel Herz und in jedem Fall stets positiv, beobachtet sie die Menschen in Freud und Leid. Die Beobachterin versteht es exzellent stets die richtigen Worte, in Abhängigkeit der Schicksale mit viel Gefühl zu wählen. So werden die Erzählungen beziehungsweise die Beobachtungen zu einer Hommage an ihre Kunden. Nach der Lektüre kommt der Gedanke auf wie man von der Autorin selbst gesehen worden wäre, sofern man zu dem ausgewählten Kreis gehört hätte. Mich hätte es interessiert."...D.W. (Germany)
"Great holiday reading as many varied, short episodes make reading a great pleasure. The author lets the reader participate in the lives of selected customers of the cybercafe. With a very sensitive, sometimes very cautious nature, and with a lot of heart and in any case, always positive, she observes the people in joy and sorrow. The observer understands ; excellent always uses the right words, depending on the destinities and with a lot of feeling. In this way, the stories or observations become a tribute to their customers.
After reading comes the thanks for seeing how the author herself has seen if one had belonged to tIhis selected group..this would have interested me."....D.M. (Germany)
"What a wonderful idea to write about meetings. You see not only a customer entering your office but a human being. You have found the essence of the different personalities and however odd or crazy they may appear you never judge them. The atmosphere in your office is such a welcoming one, people feel good being around you and 'open up'. Your drawings are terrific and give a good hint of the person described. You have a very good "människokännedom" a Swedish word I cannot find in English...it means knowledge about the human being.
Keep on writing, you are a "tusenkonstnär" - another Swedish word!"...M.N. (Sweden/Finland)