Somewhere To Start From Paperback – 1 May 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
A collection of some prizewinning and some brand new stories from the author, my favourite has to be `A Night In with Zil'. The nice thing about this book is it covers a lot of different genres. Comedy, crime, coming of age and even horror. So there's bound to be something for everyone.
I think the mark of a good story is if it a) makes you think and b) stays with you after you've read it. Not one story in this book that let it down. Every one had a new angle on familiar subjects, thus living up to the quote;
"The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new." ― Samuel Johnson.
This is a proudly self-published book, which (unlike a few others) does not bring self-publishing into disrepute. It is well edited, easy to read and nicely formatted. This is the sort of publication I aspire to create.
It's hard to characterise these highly entertaining stories, some of which fall distinctly into the microfiction bucket, except to say that Dan Purdue brings a witty and original approach to each of them - and the effect can be lasting. For example, in the months since I read this book it's been hard to read a restaurant review without the sheer pretentiousness of Xtcokpøt coming to mind. Or to see a plane from which parachuters are leaping without recalling ... well, if you read this book you'll discover that gem too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A varied mix of stories from purely entertaining to thought provoking. The themes and subjects vary as much as the lengths of the pieces but they all have two things in common -... Read morePublished on 6 July 2013 by Patsy Collins
I love that the stories in this book cover such a wide range of themes, styles and emotions. Some stories - as with all collections by one author - are more engaging and more... Read morePublished on 9 Nov. 2011 by ceebee