Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Review ~ Two Hundred Very Short Stories by Helen Keeling-Marston

June 2017

My thanks to the author for sending me an ecopy of this book
I always say that I am not an avid reader of short stories as sometimes I feel a bit disappointed that they don't stir my imagination enough but that really wasn't the case with this quirky selection of short stories, and when I say 'short'  I really do mean very short, sometimes just a snippet which you are able to read in between waiting for the next bus or whiling away a minute of two at a railway station. Other stories may take slightly longer, depending on how quickly you read, but there is always something to fire the imagination and give you the welcome chance to unwind with something just a little bit different.

The stories are well written and nicely different so that they never become monotonous or lacking in impact. The blurb describes the stories as similar to a music tape mix but I think they are rather like an iPod shuffle, so that you're never quite sure of what story you are going to get until you have it in your imagination.

So, in the run up to the festive season when tempers get frayed and shopping queues seem nightmarishly long, allow yourself ten minutes to settle back with a gingerbread latte and dip into and out of Two Hundred Very Short Stories while you recharge and gather strength for the next shopping onslaught.

More about the Author can be found on her Website or follow her on Twitter @helenkeeling

Over on the author's Goodreads page there is the chance to win a copy of this collection for yourself. Ends on December 1st , so hurry !!


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