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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome collection - great diversity
There is no question I love Arthur Slade's books, have read nearly all of them and enjoyed each one. From the award winning Dust to the quirky Tribes or Jolted: Newton Starker's Rules for Survival, each one is new and different and shows a breadth of skill in storytelling not often seen. Yet what amazed me most about this collection of short stories was that the variety...
Published on 17 Mar 2011 by Steven R. McEvoy

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1.0 out of 5 stars Short stories
I just didn't get this at all. Not my style of book at all. Thankfully it was quite short or I wouldn't have finished it. Even the stories with twists were pretty cliched and predictable.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome collection - great diversity, 17 Mar 2011
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Steven R. McEvoy "MCWPP" (Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Shades (Kindle Edition)
There is no question I love Arthur Slade's books, have read nearly all of them and enjoyed each one. From the award winning Dust to the quirky Tribes or Jolted: Newton Starker's Rules for Survival, each one is new and different and shows a breadth of skill in storytelling not often seen. Yet what amazed me most about this collection of short stories was that the variety of plots, storylines and genres represented far surpasses all of his previous work. The stories included in this collection are:

Stubb
Snow White and the Seven Elves
What's Coming
Garbage Day
Gydian Fights His Greatest Foe
Fairytale
November
Virtual Dragon
Resurrection Blues
Walt Does The Resurrection
Jesus Busts a Bronc
Not With A Whimper
The Elephant King
A Time For Autonomy
Number Nine World
Bubbles

From his story about a young man sure he is becoming a werewolf, to the hilarious take on Snow White as a socialite and back-stabbing money hungry wench, there is something in this collection for everyone. There is a hilarious story about accountants and how they destroyed the Knights business, because a Knight just cannot afford to fight the dragons any more. Another is about a young man enchanted and charmed by Autumn who then leaves his life, school and family behind to disappear with this apparition. This was an awesome collection of short stories. I have already read it twice and know I will reread it again and again. The book also has the first chapter of Slade's award winning Dust as an afterwards so if you have not read it, you will be hooked after reading that first chapter.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Short stories, 22 Aug 2013
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I just didn't get this at all. Not my style of book at all. Thankfully it was quite short or I wouldn't have finished it. Even the stories with twists were pretty cliched and predictable.
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