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Fragments [Paperback]

James Forrest
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Book Description

2 Mar 2013
New Scottish writer James Forrest introduces 18 shocking tales ... A serial killer stalks Glasgow's streets ... A man incapable of love ends up in a spiral of hate ... A hostage taker makes a shocking demand ... A group of friends plan a terrible revenge for a wrong done to a friend ... A man wakes up in a military hospital, infected with a deadly disease ... A burglar, caught in the act, is given a bizarre and terrible choice ... These are Fragments, explorations of the darkness within us all, and this is a walk on the wild side ... with a tour guide who knows every bump in the road.

Product details

  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; V1 edition (2 Mar 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1482606488
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482606485
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,729,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

My name is James Forrest, and I'm a writer from Glasgow.

I have published my first three books, the first a collection of short stories, called "Fragments", the second a novel called "Believers" and lately my first novella, a story called "Twisted."

I am close to completing my second novel, "A Pocket Full of Posies", about a biological terrorism incident.

I am a serial blogger, editing two personal sites. The first is "On Fields of Green", an overview of the big issues within Scottish football, and the second, "Comment Isn't Free", which is my blog on Scottish politics.

I am also a digital magazine producer, and I publish the Scottish music magazine "Amped Up" and the true crime magazine "Goodfellas & Faces", which is already available here on Kindle. You can check them out on Facebook too, where you can also get in touch with me.

Writing is what I love. Come and meet me.

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About the Author

James Forrest is a writer and blogger, who has written about football, politics, music and movies. He is the author of "Believers", his first novel (available soon) and is currently writing his second. He lives and works in the City of Glasgow, the place he calls home.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent selection of short stories. 4 Sep 2013
By dan
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A fine read from a new Glasgow author. Lots of different interesting short stories, mostly set in Glasgow. Worth a read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read 22 April 2013
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Fragments contains a great mix of short stories featuring a wide range of characters, most of whom we may well be familiar with, or, in some cases, have had the misfortune to meet. As a Glaswegian myself, I found a lot of the people, locations etc familiar but still found myself taken to some truly dark places within our city. I now understand why I avoid some parts of it!

Some of the material is not for the squeamish but it never feels over the top and there is some very dark humour throughout. The author has included a fantastic introduction that sets the tone for the 18 stories ahead. I particularly enjoyed Weekend at Cairney's; a very amusing and intriguing story, involving some dubious characters exploiting a friend's hospitality. I genuinely had no idea of how it was going to end and was gripped throughout and was delighted with the conclusion.

I would recommend Fragments to anyone and I am intrigued to see what James Forrest does next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dark, Edgy, Savage 18 April 2013
By John
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If you like your books with a (big)bit of edge, and on the dark side then you've got to read this. These are the gritty stories behind the lurid headlines you read in many of today's papers.

Couldn't put it down. Fantastic storytelling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the faint hearted. 14 April 2013
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What can I say about Fragments apart from it being a series of brilliantly written short stories that explore the darkest and at times the most savage parts of the human psyche. Such was the strength of the characters and locations I was reading to myself in a Glaswegian accent. The dark humour came through alongside some beautifully poignant writing about the divides that still exist amongst parts of the population today. There is a disturbing fascination that draws you in and I am looking forward to seeing more from James Forrest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars dark but amazing story 8 April 2013
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Well done James. This is the best dark fiction I've read in a very long time. The stories grabbed my attention instantly and kept my attention throughout. When I first bought the book, I didn't know what to expect but after reading it I have to congratulate you on such a well written piece. 'Dead dark' reminded me of 'an American psycho' but your character was very witty. This is a very captivating book and I urge anyone who is considering buying this to do so straight away. I eagerly await more dark tales from you.
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