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- Print Length: 259 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B009RBQSA4
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #461,891 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A Splendid Salmagundi Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I found myself amazed at the diversity of the content. Where else could one read of pigeons alongside buffalo, Santa following on from demons and sexy reminiscences, reviews of wrinkle plasters and the shortcomings of hygiene facilities in public toilets in the same contents table as haunted car rides , eerie mountains and inspired poetry.
There are trolls and fantasy friends.Feuds and spaceships share space with resurrected detectives, barn sized computers and pyramids, not to mention, traumatised fathers, dying girlfriends, a poignant funeral and country villages named Slaughter!
I will dream tonight of darkened corridors and creatures at my door seeking permission to enter while my life support machine is switched off and God speaks to tell me the end is nigh.
I am however comforted to know those pesky vampires won't be having a suck tonight and I will still be enjoying eggs fresh from the nest tomorrow while proudly wearing my oak tree lapel pin in the hope that a handsome spy comes knocking and if I am truly blessed he will bring David and his chocolate fountain with him.
No! I am not rambling ( well maybe I am a bit) all this and more is included in this glorious book. There is indeed something for everyone regardless of your preferred genre. Like me you may even be surprised and find yourself drawn to themes you may not have previously considered and in so doing discover some new authors to help you through the dark winter nights ahead.
The quality of writing throughout is excellent, and there is some really touching and thought-provoking work here. I intend to reread the anthology over the next few days, more slowly this time to savour all the different flavours!
As I finished each story I kept thinking to myself "Oh, that's my favourite so far" don't ask me to narrow it down! This is the kind of book that everyone should own and dip into every now and then, there is a story for every occasion and mood.
This is not one of the numberless kissass covers to be found at every e-turn from rising authors stutting their 'brand'. I wonder which genius decided that authors now have to be brands? For some reason those two little eyes a-peering out really make me want me to peer into their realm. What shy little creature lurks within?
This is good. I am won more by those two little eyes than by a No.1. cacophany of tartly-branded visual hammer blows. Yes, I am a-judging a book by its cover. But then those two little eyes a-peering out really do make my eyes want to peer in. Because... I do not know why, and it does not matter. All I know is this, if you look at those two eyes for long enough, I swear to you that you will see them blink.
I know this is all a double rum, but I instinctively sense there is a link between those two little bewtiching eyes and the nature of the art to be found within the e-covers of A Splendid Salmagundi, an art which will charm-e the eyes of all those curious enough and wise enough to want to taste it.
The joy of reading anthologies is not knowing what will grab you until you stumbles into its outstretched arms and are half hugged to death by it. You dip in, you try a bit of this, a bit of that on a read-one-like-one-read-one-maybe-read-one-love-one-basis. It wld be a very picky reader indeed who does not find a good few read-one-love-ones here-e. You just don't know what's coming.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wasn't intending to write a review of this, but the myriad of glowing five-star reviews from friends of the authors (as you too would know if, like me, you had checked the book... Read morePublished on 24 Jan. 2014 by FictionFan
A fun book of short stories and poems! I enjoyed some more than others but isn't that the way. Jenny Shaw is a stand out author and I can't wait until she gives in to my demands... Read morePublished on 11 Jan. 2013 by Elle
Very compelling mixture of short stories and poetry of a very high standard and considerable variety - it's almost impossible to resist starting the next one as soon as you finish... Read morePublished on 21 Dec. 2012 by Nicola Mills
A Splendid Salmagundi is a collection of short stories and poems by the authors who hang out on the UK Amazon Kindle Forum on Goodreads
On the whole I enjoyed it very... Read more
a very readable and enjoyable selection of clever and engaging stories. Very much looking forward to the next one :)Published on 27 Nov. 2012 by Marc Pimbert
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