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Something to Read on the Plane (A Bit of Light Literature, Short Stories & Other Fun Stuff) by [Hurst-Nicholson, Jan]
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Length: 142 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3472 KB
  • Print Length: 142 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0958497842
  • Publisher: Writers Circle Publishing (9 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003QCIQ14
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #221,464 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Michael Ward VINE VOICE on 24 Dec. 2011
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Sorry but this was not to my taste. I suspect the auther/collector had fun assembling the material, but the stories were in my view rather mundane. Perhaps there were a few 'smile' moments but that was about it. I don't think I was in a particularly grumpy mood when I started this but I may have been by the time I put it down. It might do for someone with a particularly short attention span, but not for me.
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In the introduction, the author likens this to a magazine and this well describes the style of this kindlebook. It contains short reads which are sometimes funny and sometimes contain a twist to the tale. The title describes it very well - this is just right for reading on a journey, something that you can pick up and put down. If you have read But Can You Drink The Water? you will recognise three of the tales.
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I absolutely loved the last book I read, 'But can you drink the water', amazingly funny. It was with some disappointment that I then stumbled across this very poor collection of bits and bobs. Yes, I accept it is designed as a pick up and put down, magazine type read, but most of the entries were just simply awful. My other gripe was that the formatting on my kindle was all over the place, with massive gaps between paragraphs, on some pages and others with two words on each line. Very shoddy piece of work, sorry.
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There is a new genre of book that is growing in popularity, and that is – for want of a better word – the blog-style genre. Short, humorous anecdotes from raconteurs such as Jan Hurst-Nicholson.

Okay, so we started on clay tablets, moving onto papyrus and later wax tablets and parchment, but over the last 200 years when books began to pour off European printing presses adventure fiction has been the most popular genre. Nowadays, however, there are countless categories an author can slot her / his book into.

More recently, however, authors are viewing the world around them, taking note of the comedy and penning their thoughts in droll, entertaining or whimsical style. And this is just what Hurst-Nicholson has done here.

I have absolutely no hesitation is awarding this 5 Stars. Not only is this a book you can take on the plane, but you’ll also happily carry it into the doctor’s or dentist waiting room, on the bus on your way to work, or even while sitting in a coffee shop with a few precious moments to spare. I assure you, your time won’t be wasted.

I cannot say how much I approve of this new category of book. Brilliant!
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This is billed as a collection of shorts and comments and other fun stuff. It was reasonably enjoyable. Some stories seemed to be from and about the author, others fiction and sometimes I was wondering if I could remember if the author was male or female and which ones were the "based on real life" ones.

In all, a pleasant collection of stories for in between novels.
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