Black Dress

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
With black dress – the saga of a girl whose fantasies lead to her being stalked by a killer (london arts council prize-winning story) and greek fire – a bored teacher tempted to sell his wife to a Greek goatherd (first published in the third alternative), comes this exciting collection of seven urban myths and nightmares by best-selling author clifford thurlow. More

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Review by: Mike Turner on Sep. 2, 2011 :
Good collection of short stories that draws you in and gives you plenty of surprises. Hard to pick the best, probaby the first one, Black Dress, a mystery which keeps you guessing righht till the last line. Make a great movie.
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
Review by: irisGioia on Aug. 8, 2011 :
These stories are about people trying to get out of bad relationships, sometimes succeeding and sometimes not.

In Tail Lights, 16 year old Sharon, abandoned by her boyfriend, finds a heartbreaking way to solve her problems.

David, in Calling Poppy, is forced to give up his chance for happiness when his wife finds an unexpected way to blackmail him.

Innocent young Jade, in The White Box, has moved in with Nigel, her boss, and is letting herself be moulded to his peculiar tastes, wrongly believing that she is moving up in the world.

Rich or poor, all the characters reach a tipping point when they realize that they have been lying to themselves. At times laugh out loud funny, the stories are keen and moving observations of human behaviour.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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