Hitler Did It

Rated 4.83/5 based on 12 reviews
Here are twenty-one unique, contemporary and entertaining short stories, chosen from some of the best entries in the 'Stringybark Short Story Awards' and other clever tales that sail across the desk at 'Stringybark Stories'. Selected by David Vernon this anthology is the fourth book in the 'Stringybark Editor's Choice' series. More

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Words: 38,280
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301810017
About David Vernon

I am a freelance writer and editor. I am father of two boys. For the last few years I have focussed my writing interest on chronicling women and men’s experience of childbirth and promoting better support for pregnant women and their partners. Recently, for a change of pace, I am writing two Australian history books. In 2014 I was elected Chair of the ACT Writers Centre.

In 2010 I established the Stringybark Short Story Awards to promote the short story as a literary form.

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Reviews

Review by: Peter Thompson on June 12, 2014 :
Readers of my reviews will note that I hate grammatically incorrect work, poor layout and lousy plots. This book is perfect in all senses of the term. David Wilkinson's story which gives the anthology its title is a great yarn which leaves me feeling both fulfilled and unsettled. The sign of a fine writer.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jack A Benson on Dec. 04, 2013 :
This is a fine collection of stories. The variety of subjects covered is broad and the styles of individual authors satisfying. Stephen Atkinson's story, "Dining by Moonlight" would delight any afficianado of horror, whilst David Wilkinson's tale, "Hitler Did It," is a highly satisfying mystery story. But all these stories are well written and worth reading, again and again.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Clarissa White on Nov. 18, 2013 :
I bought this book months ago and read it from cover to cover and then forgot to review it. I found it on my bedside table and couldn't help myself. I read it all again. I think the second time around is even better than the first. The title story, "Hitler Did It" is particularly poignant. And even though I knew the ending, Julie Davies story, "The Bridge" still brought tears. This is a clever book full of quality stories. A five star read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Stephen Atkinson on June 04, 2013 :
Stringybark does it again with this inspiring collection covering the whole gammet of human responses from tears, fears to cheers. I never on earth thought I'd ever have occasion to say this but...Hitler Did It for me! Stephen Atkinson
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: John Poole on June 02, 2013 :
From the heartbreak of Julie Davies 'The Bridge' to the black humour of Stephen Atkinson’s 'Dining by Moonlight', David Vernon’s anthology has a tale for every mood. The title story by Michael Wilkinson is cleverly crafted and Charles Brister’s 'Lay of the Land' is a masterpiece. 'Hitler Did It' – another winner from Stringybark and the best $2 you’ll spend this year.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Julie Davies on May 30, 2013 :
"Hitler Did It" captured me from its very first story: “Connecting Corridors” by Jemma van de Nes. How is it possible to read a story with a happy ending and still feel your heart has broken? Christian Cook’s “Some Corner of a Distant Field” glows with a lyrical love of the land at the beginning, so its progression is a rude shock that you keep resisting, right until the end. The whole anthology is full of delightful or devastating surprises. Nan Doyle’s “The Miracle” is a nativity story even an atheist can enjoy and I had no idea where John Poole’s “Just a Notch” was heading. His description, “Sydney’s jacaranda skies” vividly reminded this accidental migrant of the beginning of my love affair with Australia. Then it ended up in a place I learned about in the newspapers, and had tried to forget ever since. If you want marvellous stories told in powerful language, yet typically Aussie understated emotion, read this book.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: MickySmit on May 06, 2013 :
As Christine Kaluaat said in her ***** five star review below (why did she give it just one star?), this is an imaginative collection with some real gems. The eponymous story is a ripper. Yes, Christine. This is a five star book!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Brian Stubbs on March 06, 2013 :
A great read. Meaty stories, meaty topics and great endings. Well written, punctuated and grammatically correct. Somewhat rare with e-books these days it seems.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jane Doilly on March 03, 2013 :
A fantastic book of short stories. Each story was different and they all contain some wonderful twists. The title story, "Hitler Did It" is particularly intriguing and the empathy with which the writer writes is quite extraordinary. This is a well edited collection and as an anthology deserves five stars.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: rebecca raisin on Feb. 26, 2013 :
Stringybark publishing is now well known for choosing authors before they become recognised. This is a fact. The judges do their job well! I've read every Stringybark anthology and have lots of favourites including now, collecting corridors from this anthology. I was hooked from the get go and I thought it was a great way to start a fantastic collection.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Rosemary Nissen-Wade on Feb. 22, 2013 :
Full of good stuff that will reward the reader and deserves a wide audience.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jamie J. Buchanan on Feb. 01, 2013 :
Cheers David - a great collection of stories indeed.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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