on 2 September 1999
I fear keith coady has missed stewart's point. These are MAGICAL tales. Stewart's approach has been set out more clearly in his previous books but is made again in this volume. To put it simply, certain images, & more importantly, sequences of images have a transformative (ie MAGICAL) effect on consciousness. the 'story' is merely a linking narrative to connect the sequence of images. The way to read these tales is to visualise the scenes as described in the tale as strongly as possible. Anyway, there are some really good stories in the collection!