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New Beginnings: Twelve Short Stories With A Similar Theme by [Jahans,Keith]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 553 KB
  • Print Length: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Peatmore Press (17 Aug. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MTK5FAO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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Keith Jahans has written a collection of short stories that intrigue and delight. I read them all together but should have spaced them out as each one had a slightly different flavour. I liked the dark edge to the threatening tales and found a couple of the twists unpredictable.A treasure trove worth looking at.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great introduction to the author's writing skills 13 May 2016
By Lucidity - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the first collection of short stories, or any work for that matter, that I have read by author “Keith Jahans” – but it has given me such a good first impression that I’m sure that it will not be the last, as I will certainly be keeping an eye out for more.

I must say that I loved each story pretty much just as much as the last but if I had to pick a favorite, It’d most likely be “Summer’s Over”-(probably because, admittedly, I’m a huge fan of sports. But in all honesty, I think this is the type of collection that most people will be able to enjoy and appreciate simply due to the fact that the author has a genuinely interesting and well-refined writing style that makes it hard not to become immersed into the stories – the writing is vividly rich and detail-oriented yet also concise and to the point so that the natural flow of the plot doesn’t ‘stumble’ at any points. Overall, I’m more than satisfied with the collection and I especially recommend readers to check out the stories “No Mercy”, “Pin”, and of course “Summer’s Over”. Definitely worth giving a chance.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "I know – treat every game like it's a new beginning." 23 Jan. 2016
By Grady Harp - Published on Amazon.com
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British Author Keith Jahans is the founder of Peatmore Press (an online magazine) and he uses his Press to publish and promote his writings. Formerly a microbiologist at Defra's Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Keith now parcels his tie between raveling and writing. His short story collections, of which NEW BEGININGS is one, align with his novels, memoirs (AMERICAN ROAD – a rather road trip type story of a British man crossing the USA on motorcycle) and audio books.

Keith offers twelve short stories in this collection - New Beginnings, The Age Gene, But If, The Morning After, Radio Fortune, The Lie, Third Party, A Fresh Start, Spring Time, Summer's Over, Pin and No Mercy – and according to the author the thread that unites these disparate characters and their tales is ‘Living each day as if it was your first is a difficult philosophy to follow as situations occur which can make this seem impossible.’

The thread is evident in each of the stories but the focus is not only on a unifying theme but the quality of writing – which is very fine! Keith knows how to create bizarre situations and yet mold these little stories with such finesse that, short as they are, he is able to capture our attention with each new flavor. Another excellent concept I s his introducing each story with a visual image on every title page that gives a wink to the content without giving the thread concept away.

Writing short stories as fine as these is an art and Keith most assuredly has master that form. Short book, short stories, myriad ideas all tied together with a touch of philosophy that makes them memorable. Grady Harp, January 16
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New Beginnings – worth a read 21 April 2016
By Riya Shirali - Published on Amazon.com
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New Beginnings by Keith Jahans is a beautiful compilation of 12 short stories. According to the author, "Living each day as if it was your first is a difficult philosophy to follow as situations occur which can make this seem impossible" is the theme of this book which binds all these 12 stories. Each story has a wonderful meaning and has something to teach you. The flow of writing is smooth and the characters are complex, yet well defined. I also loved the illustration the author included for each story. It surely did make my reading and imagination more worthwhile. This is definitely a unique book to read as compared to the books I usually read. But I love experimenting and found this book to be an interesting read. You can definitely give it a try – I’m sure you’ll like it too :)
5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless book 27 May 2016
By Sdan12 - Published on Amazon.com
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“New Beginnings: Twelve short stories with a similar theme” is the first collection of short stories with illustrations written by the British author Keith Jahans, founder of the online magazine the Peatmore Press used to promote and publish his writings. The twelve stories of the collection are: New Beginnings, The Age Gene, But If, The Morning After, Radio Fortune, The Lie, Third Party, A Fresh Start, Spring Time, Summer's Over, Pin and No Mercy.
Each story has a very different setting, characters and plot. Every story also has a wonderful meaning and something to teach to the reader. The main theme of this book which tie together all the stories is the author's quote: "Living each day as if it was your first is a difficult philosophy to follow as situations occur which can make this seem impossible".
It is a terrific book with unique short stories you can read everytime you have some free time!
This is a book that all fans of intense writing should read. Definitely worth reading it!
4.0 out of 5 stars Unusual quirky stories that demand serious consideration 4 Jun. 2016
By Michelle Williams - Published on Amazon.com
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“New Beginnings…” is a set of what I would consider unusual, quirky stories that have endings that are open to your own interpretations. It's like figuring out "...and the moral to this story is..."
I found that a couple of the stories had similar themes while there were those that were straight out of left field. They all were easy and quick reads that beg for second reads just so their meanings would linger longer in the mind.
Overall the collection is refreshing with very different point of views that demand serious consideration.
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