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  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (19 May 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1512214108
  • ISBN-13: 978-1512214109
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,915,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Darren Gallagher was born and currently lives in Co. Donegal, Ireland. Having dropped out of school at fourteen, he decided in 2008 to finally pluck up the courage and follow a dream that had been haunting him since childhood. Receiving a Diploma in Creative Writing from Kilroy's College in Dublin was the first step in re-learning the English that he'd forgotten, and that he never knew. A natural night owl, when everyone else is sleeping, he hears the bumps and creaks, captures them, and turns them into stories to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

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Firstly, I will start my review by saying that I’m not the world’s biggest fan of short stories and secondly, I've fallen off the ‘fiction band wagon’ these past few years due to a busy work schedule and study. Also, the surge of so called ‘popular’ fiction books has not reignited my fire. However, I was a big horror book fan and Stephen King fan in my late teens so I was keen to dip my toes back into it and this book afforded me an excellent opportunity to do so. For that opportunity alone, it gets an immediate thumbs up!

The key core strength of Strings as I see it, is the authors ability to write interesting, imaginative, yet completely earthed stories across a wide plethora of genres with the category of fiction writing i.e. Supernatural, horror, fantasy etc. The book is a complete mixed bag of tricks which I loved and if your imagination is a fertile as mine, then the hamster within will well and truly run off his trundle wheel! There is everything from vampires, werewolves, ghosts, fairies etc. If you’ve jumped off the ‘fiction ship’ recently or become disillusioned with the ‘popular fiction bus’ then this really is the book to whet your appetite back into the different genres of fiction. The author’s ability to conjure up such imaginative and vivid stories from simple, basic everyday life events is very skilful e.g. walking a dog, hiking up a hill etc. His ability to move from such earthed simplicity to ingenious writing is very compelling.

On the con side of Strings, I would argue that some of the stories are far too short and they ended far too abruptly in my opinion which left me reeling in that halfway house of combined pleasure and pain but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, is it?

I feel that Strings is the start of a great journey for the author.
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Strings by Darren Gallagher

A well written collection of thirty-three short (dark) stories. Some of the stories will chill you to the bone. There are ghosts, faeries, monsters, vampires, werewolves , the supernatural, to name a few. Strings will leave you checking under the bed, and leaving the lights on at night. I highly recommend to those who love horror, dark, and short stories. I look forward to reading more(Books) by Darren Gallagher.
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Strings is a collection of short stories like no other. 33 roller coasting, spin chilling tales that will leave you both shaking in your boots and asking for more. The characters are original, well written and so believable you'll sleep with the lights on from now on. If horror, tension, fantasy and fiction are your life's little pleasures then you wont be dissapointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A spooky collection of short stories, kept me up ate into the night. 22 Aug. 2014
By Sheri A. Wilkinson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Strings by Darren Gallagher

A well written collection of thirty-three short (dark) stories. Some of the stories will chill you to the bone. There are ghosts, faeries, monsters, vampires, werewolves , the supernatural, to name a few. Strings will leave you checking under the bed, and leaving the lights on at night. I highly recommend to those who love horror, dark, and short stories. I look forward to reading more(Books) by Darren Gallagher.

(*This book was given to me as a gift)
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read! 24 Oct. 2014
By Ty Schwamberger - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Darren Gallagher’s writing seems to keep getting better and better with each new story/book I read…and this collection is no different. There’s a perfect blend of suspense, twists and macabre elements to make even the heaviest sleeper have nightmares. Great writing, great read, and I can’t wait to see what Gallagher comes up with next. Highly Recommended!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a read, really makes you want to ... 29 Sept. 2014
By Liz Phelan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Well worth a read, really makes you want to find out more abut the stories and their characters, can't wait for the next one!
5.0 out of 5 stars One to Watch!!! 25 May 2015
By Sparklybright101 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Firstly, I will start my review by saying that I’m not the world’s biggest fan of short stories and secondly, I've fallen off the ‘fiction band wagon’ these past few years due to a busy work schedule and study. Also, the surge of so called ‘popular’ fiction books has not reignited my fire. However, I was a big horror book fan and Stephen King fan in my late teens so I was keen to dip my toes back into it and this book afforded me an excellent opportunity to do so. For that opportunity alone, it gets an immediate thumbs up!

The key core strength of Strings as I see it, is the authors ability to write interesting, imaginative, yet completely earthed stories across a wide plethora of genres with the category of fiction writing i.e. Supernatural, horror, fantasy etc. The book is a complete mixed bag of tricks which I loved and if your imagination is a fertile as mine, then the hamster within will well and truly run off his trundle wheel! There is everything from vampires, werewolves, ghosts, fairies etc. If you’ve jumped off the ‘fiction ship’ recently or become disillusioned with the ‘popular fiction bus’ then this really is the book to whet your appetite back into the different genres of fiction. The author’s ability to conjure up such imaginative and vivid stories from simple, basic everyday life events is very skilful e.g. walking a dog, hiking up a hill etc. His ability to move from such earthed simplicity to ingenious writing is very compelling.

On the con side of Strings, I would argue that some of the stories are far too short and they ended far too abruptly in my opinion which left me reeling in that halfway house of combined pleasure and pain but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, is it?

I feel that Strings is the start of a great journey for the author. The book clearly shows the huge potential that lies within the author to write across such a wide variety of genres under the ‘fiction umbrella’ in such an imaginative, fearless yet earthed way. I think there’s a lot more to come here and I look forward to reading more unconstrained work from the author, in particular some longer stories or a novel!
5.0 out of 5 stars You have to read this book! Awesome!! 3 July 2015
By Dee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed this! 33 stories, each one well written and a delightful insight into another world.

The stories keep you hooked and the characters and situations surrounding them are terrifying to say the least (in a good way that is..:) ). A few of my favourites were: A Hiker's Life, Flight of a Deadman, New Life New World New Beginnings & Red Alert.

This author reminded me of a mixture of Stephen King & Neil Gaiman.

This is the perfect book for someone who is on the go, or just sitting chilling in the evening. Definitely a must read!
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