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Tales of Tremendous Tragicide: Tranquillity Publishing Anthology 2013 Paperback – Dec 2012


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  • Paperback: 275 pages
  • Publisher: Tranquillity Publishing (Dec 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 095752210X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957522107
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,847,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Love and tragedy are rarely straightforward occurrences in life. They can hit hard and arise suddenly, or they can slowly corrode human minds until the body simply collapses into dust. Each of these possibilities offers a series of exciting and enthralling outcomes. These two themes which have inspired writers throughout history since the written word first came into being set the stage for an impossible number of scenarios. Now, another fourteen new writers follow in the footsteps of Arthur Miller, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Bronte Sisters, and the great Shakespeare by presenting their own unique views and experiences with the mysterious beast which is love and tragedy. Prepare to enter the dark recesses of the human mind untamed, await the blistering hot beaches of Brazil, and confront some of society's greatest modern-day fears with the 2013 edition of the Tranquillity Publishing Anthology.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on 19 Feb 2013
Format: Paperback
There's no drama without conflict...simply doesn't work without it. Drama without conflict is like a pencil without lead: kind of pointless. It's fortunate then that this book has conflict in spades. Fifteen very different short stories, fourteen of which I can tell you right now are seriously worth your time. The remaining one, well, I couldn't possibly say, you'll just have to decide for yourself.

Q: How so?
A: Because I'm one of the contributing authors and I guess that's MY conflict of interest.

Now if you think such a revelation somehow compromises the following PLEASE don't read any further. But that would be a shame because, check me out, I've always been straight with my opinions. Anyway, it's up to you, not down to me, so here goes...

TALES OF TREMENDOUS TRAGICIDE is a bold and appealing anthology in which everyone and everything gets put through an emotional ringer of some kind. From the contemporary to the historical, we are presented with stories that span the globe: THE ENGLISH ROSE AND THE CAPOEIRISTA, ASIA WITH AMY, CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, CHINA DOLL; stories that require a taste for blood and a strong stomach: DIAS OF DISGRACE, LENNON PANG ONO; stories featuring unusual, sometimes comical, protaganists: FLIES, PLATE; stories where death is never straightforward: THE DEVIL'S LOST CHILD, NIGHT AT THE RIVER, THE WARD; and stories where love takes on many forms and faces: THE WEEPER, GIRL IN THE BLUE DRESS, A STORM AND A TEACUP. But what ties them all together is the process of change, a powerful, costly and, at times, terrible thing. Nothing ends where it began, no reset buttons are pushed and happy endings are only to be found in the sweet dreams of children. Actually, even they're not exempt...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H J Cartmel on 12 Feb 2013
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really enjoyed these stories and look forward to reading what follows next in their published lives. a really good read - highly recommended
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. S. Carey on 30 Mar 2013
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There's certainly something refreshing about this collection of stories, and I think it has something to do with the fact that the writers are 14 new, novice - but nonetheless talented - writers. Untainted by a desire to make profit or pander to a traditional publishing company's needs (this I know because I am one of the contributing writers!) the stories written by these individuals are honest, raw and consequently at times upsetting.

But this does not detract from any enjoyment that I personally got from reading the thirteen other stories in the collection. Had the fact not been so advertised by the book cover, I would not have guessed that the writers were any less experienced or established than many others on the market today. Each story displays it's own stance on love and tragedy in a very different way, and I think this is remarkably reflective of the group of people who have made this book: all from different backgrounds, drawing on different experiences.

I cannot say much more than the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and the short story format makes it perfect for someone with a busy lifestyle to fit in to their daily routine. I'd like to end my review by praising Tranquillity Publishing for giving these new writers and myself the opportunity to have our work published. They have something rare for an up-and-coming modern company - real values!
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By rich on 19 April 2013
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Someone bought this for me and to be honest i assumed it would be little more than self-indulgent, new-writer drivel.

I started reading the first story, 'Plate', on the metro because I'd literally read everything else on my kindle. Despite my preconceived ideas I was soon so engrossed in this highly original, utterly fascinating little story about sentient cutlery I nearly missed my stop.

The next story "The English Rose and the Capoeirista" is so well written, you forget you're reading a story. I did, however, feel ever so slightly let down by the ending, but only because the beginning was so good.

The third installment though, 'Capital Punishment', is my favourite so far. The enchanting relationship between a prisoner and a cockroach had me thinking about it for days. The two prison guards aswell are portrayed so vividly you can pretty much smell them. The only negative about it, is that it ends too soon. It has you wanting to read more which I guess is what a good short story is supposed to do.

I'm not going to review every single story. The first three are of sufficient enough quality to justify anyone checking this thing out, even if, like me, this type of book isn't usually what you go for.
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Jewel box of literary pieces 16 Mar 2013
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I like short stories because I have no time to sit down and finish long novels. This nice selection of little stories are enjoyable, and takes me into the world of beautiful literature in just a few minutes, away from my hectic daily chores.
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