Wednesday, 14 October 2015

#472 - A Receiver of Stolen Words

A Receiver of Stolen WordsA Receiver of Stolen Words by Giselle Thompson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It's really rare to get 5 stars from me these days, but Giselle has managed. Obviously, there is a link as she has studied the Creative Module that I am currently doing, but it goes beyond just that.

She has a really fluid and lovely voice that is very recognisable, and is a mistress of the short story (a skill I envy). However within each of her pieces there are subtle variations in her style that make them a joy to read.

I'm a regular reader of her blog, and enjoyed the book that she collaborated on with 9 others, 'Circ'. Even though there were so many it was easy to distinguish talents from the other talented authors.

This is highly recommended if you are studying Creative Writing, or just enjoy differently told and well researched literature.

You can purchase a copy HERE, which is an absolute snip at £1.83; she is definitely selling herself short.

Happy reading.


Sunday, 4 October 2015

#470 ~ Our Triumph and Our Glory (Book 1)

Our Triumph and Our Glory (Triumph and Glory Book 1)Our Triumph and Our Glory by Megane Kilpatrick

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Megane is an old head on young shoulders. This short piece is beautifully written and outstanding. Currently, it's on free download, so please pick up a copy and support her.


#469 ~ Lacey's House

Lacey's HouseLacey's House by JoAnne Graham

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I liked this; a pleasant reading experience that made me cry in places.

The themes were sympathetically dealt with with an acceptable pace of plot.

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Unfortunately, I'm so entrenched in two Uni modules it was the briefest possible wording of a review.