Fryupdale

Adult
Rated 4.08/5 based on 12 reviews
Porn stars and serial killers, Nazis and nymphomaniacs, hunchbacks and bare-knuckle boxers: just a few of the disparate cast of characters who call the remote moorland community of Fryupdale their home. These 18 short stories reveal the unflinching truths behind their lonely, sad and sometimes hilarious lives - and why the world beyond village limits will always seem so distant.
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About Mark Staniforth

Mark Staniforth is a writer from North Yorkshire, England. His short stories have appeared in internet magazines including Night Train, Eclectica and Southpaw. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

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Review by: Alice Huang on June 13, 2013 :
Unusual, fun and different. Amazing that this is free; there should be a charge for this. Or read the first story free and the first half of the second story.
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Review by: JT Pearson on March 09, 2013 :
Cool read. I dug the way these weird stories tied together. I especially liked the alien abduction story about Jason Munt and his girlfriend. It was a good time. Highly recommend. JT Pearson
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Review by: del boy on Aug. 28, 2012 :
I loved this book, it had me in stitches with the humour, and the carry on, with the villagers. I couldn't stop reading.

Recomended to everyone with a sense of humour.
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Review by: Joy Johnson on May 17, 2012 :
On the positive side: The story does seem to flow. The characters are believable, and the plot does seem to work out.
On the negative side: There is a slight problem with repetition of facts such as, "on again off again boyfriend." There is a good bit of foul language throughout, perhaps a bit more than necessary.
Words to the author: This story is good, but the characters' occupations may be a bit hard for your readers to relate to; just something to think about. Overall, I did enjoy it.

Respectfully,
Joy Johnson
Freelance Writer
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JoyJohnson
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Review by: Qhaddafy on March 06, 2012 :
Yup, it's different than anything that I have read before, but honestly, I'm not impressed. Probably I'm getting old, or just couldn 't accept radical changes, because everyone else seems to like this book.
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Review by: April H on Oct. 19, 2011 :
This ebook was a must read. A must read because it let's you become a part of multiple 'country folk' characters and their crazy lives. You are able to sit back and accept a "Jerry Springer" type of atmosphere, all while being a part of the cast. I did skip over a few of the short stories because some were in dialogue of conversation format and I found that to be too hard to keep up with, although I do like how all the short stories wind and weave together via characters.
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Review by: Victor Gavito on June 11, 2011 :
I've got to say this book was pretty interesting. Well edited and the flow was great. This is for sure a talented writer.
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Review by: Rikki K on June 04, 2011 :
This set of stories was fascinating. If it weren't for the Atlantic separating these people from where I am, I would almost swear the author has met some of my relatives. Great job pulling all these dirty bits of humanity into one shiny package.

I laughed the most at the school report story. If you've ever had to grade reports you'd understand how true to voice that one is, even if those two dip into the slightly demented category. At least they went to the trouble to define big words like "slag" which showed the depth of their innocence and how it's being degraded by environment. Great job author!
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Review by: Mark Stewart on May 27, 2011 :
Intriguing story and is different to what I have read before.
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Review by: Barry GriffithsHall on Feb. 22, 2011 :
I found this to be a strange book to read.....but I was glued to the damn pages and just couldn't put it down! Well done Mark Staniforth,in creating something different. More please...
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Review by: Brandy Hunt on Jan. 14, 2011 :
I have to agree with the previous reviewer. This is unlike any short story collection I have ever read, and I mean that in the best way possible. I couldn't put this down, even to sleep. It was like reading one of those gossip magazines, but every story was from the insider point of view. Fantastic.
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Review by: Sean Patrick Reardon on Nov. 30, 2010 :
Fryupdale is unlike anything I have read before and I mean that in positive way. It reminded me of an experimental, concept collection of stories all centering around the fiction town of Fryupdale, it's inhabitants, and goings on. The stories and vignette's are all well writeen and edited. I would certainly read more of Mark's writing as it is very apparent that he has talent and a great eye for subtle details.
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