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The Wrong Time: stories of time travel, parallel universes, alternative histories and other quirky anomalies
The Wrong Time: stories of time travel, parallel universes, alternative histories and other quirky anomalies
Price: £2.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Two excellent stories, 8 Aug. 2011
These are two of the best stories I have read for a long time.

The main story is "The Wrong Time", an engaging and well-written account of someone who finds himself transported to various parallel universes where things are slightly different. We follow his adventures as he tries to get home, meeting a more successful self on the way. The last chapter is written by this "other" self who leaves the reader with an unexpected twist.

The other story is called "The History of Physics". This is a short "flash fiction" story, again well-written and with a twist that leaves you smiling.

At the end of the book there is a collection of poems, limericks and haiku by the author. Sadly of no interest to me, and I can't say whether they are good or bad.

However the two stories make this a book well worth buying - in fact this is the first time I've given any book a five star rating.

Excellent.
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Hard Creek Bridge: a short story
Hard Creek Bridge: a short story
Price: £0.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable story, 18 July 2011
This is a simple story, well written and with an unexpected twist.

It's actually one of the nine stories in Evolvement, a collection of short stories by the same author (and also available as a Kindle book).

I haven't read any of Sweeney's books before, but this has been a good introduction and I will certainly read more of his work.


Short Stories Old and New
Short Stories Old and New

29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Entertaining Collection, 17 July 2011
I very much enjoyed this collection of short stories, edited by C. Alphonso Smith. The collection should not only appeal to the casual reader, but also to anyone who would like to write their own short stories or have a greater understanding of their construction.

The collection begins with an explanation by Smith of the three parts of a short story - the Setting, the Plot and the Characters. Each story is then preceded by an analysis of its Setting, Plot and Characters and observations on its strengths and weaknesses. If you want to know something of the structure of the story, read each preceding analysis, if not just jump straight to the story.

There are twelve short stories in total including A Christmas Carol, The History of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Rip Van Winkle. My favourites were The Great Stone Face and The Necklace.

The layout is disappointing in places, with each story starting immediately after the one before with no break or even a blank line to separate them. Smith's examination of each story is contained in square brackets, but again there is no break or blank line to mark where the actual story begins.

That said, I found this a very entertaining collection of short stories.


The Holy Bible: HCSB Digital Text Edition: Holman Christian Standard Bible Optimized for Digital Readers
The Holy Bible: HCSB Digital Text Edition: Holman Christian Standard Bible Optimized for Digital Readers

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good translation, 13 July 2011
This translation is very readable. It uses modern language, but manages to retain much of the feel and structure of older translations i.e. the text isn't dumbed down.

I only have two niggles. Occasionally there is a missing space between two words resulting in them merging into one. This is not a great problem as the meaning is obvious. The other niggle is an occasional black dot beside words (presumably a remnant of the notes section which has been removed from this edition).

That said this is an excellent translation and well worth keeping on your Kindle for serious study or an occasional browse.
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In Odder Words
In Odder Words

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Collection, 13 July 2011
This review is from: In Odder Words (Kindle Edition)
I enjoyed reading this collection of short stories.

It's very much a mixed bag - some of the stories are poor, some are good and some are excellent.

Towards the end of the collection there's a section of "flash fiction" stories. As the preamble explains, these are stories somewhere between 100 and 1,000 words although all of them in this collection are less than 300 words. It's here that you'll find some of the real gems, well-written with unexpected plot twists.

The true rating is probably somewhere between 3 and 4.


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