What in the world does a delicious cupcake (or is it a sinful cupcake) have to do with an anthology of flash fiction stories? An intriguing cover for an intriguing book. These stories are short (1000 words) and delightful. They are perfect for the train commute home. I wanted a book that I could dip in and out of on the way to and from work. This is a perfect anthology for such a job. The stories have are winners or highly commended stories from a short story competition and thus they are of high quality. A few aren't my cup of tea, but how can an anthology provide a perfect set of stories for everyone? I couldn't find any typos or grammatical errors which seem to be so prevalent in many e-books today. So I am very happy. A good read. I'll sample the other books from the same publisher soon.
A neat little essay which basically states that we all read material in different ways and obtain different messages from the same writing. Well put together and well stated. A few typos that are worth fixing.
This is my second book of Stringybark Stories I have read. I think this is the first in the collection. I am once again delighted by the breadth and depth of these stories. Make sure you read "Black and White" It's very clever. I think this one should have won! More please!
What does an aboriginal boxer, a unionised dog and Balkan's butcher have in common? Read this book to find out. A fantastic little book that provides delight at every (electronic) page turning. So good to read a quality e-book when it is quality that seems to be lacking in this new e-world of indie publishers.
This is a well written and interesting book that covers a period of history and from a perspective (a woman's perspective - and working class at that) that is rarely discussed. Great work from all the editors (obviously a family affair) has produced a fascinating book. Thank you.
This is the first erotica I have ever purchased but as I have bought your other anthologies I thought I would give it a go — I thought might even read some of them to my husband! Well, I did! What a great eye-opening collection and bed-warming! An excellent selection of very sexy and intriguing stories. Thank you. Like Jane, one of my favourites was 'Sergei' but "Tarts Galore" must be up there as a very entertaining story.
Living as though Pascal's Wager rules one's life is to live a life in fear. This is self-indulgent (and poorly written) clap-trap. The aggressive introduction does nothing for the piece nor does the lack of content. This should be categorised fantasy and not non-fiction.
God moves in mysterious ways and this is never truer in this parable of the twenty-first century. Whilst children die in Africa, while terrorists slaughter innocents in Manhattan and while the earth groans under the impact of global warming, God cares about one man's little dilemma and whether or not his key is locked in the car. If this is an advertisement for God then sack the advertising agency. Oh, it is also suffers from typographical errors.
This is an eclectic collection of Australian tales. All based in fact, they intrigue and fascinate. I was unable to put this anthology down. I hope Stringybark does another history anthology this year. I can't wait!
Great ending but the process of getting there was rather painful. Exaggeration takes you a certain way with writing humour but it can't be the only technique employed. The other grating point was the American clichéd approach to dating... its so common!
A very nice little book with important messages for young children worried about a friend's/parent's loss of a limb. Well written. I would have liked to have seen slightly slicker and more competent illustrations as some of these drawings seem a bit spooky and they detract from the story line.
I'm well versed with the trials and tribulations of Bomber Command (having airforce personnel in my family who liked telling me my history) and so I wasn't sure what I would get out of this autobiography. My worries were ill-founded. This is a fascinating personal account of a man at war (not only with the enemy, but at times with himself and his feelings of what he is going through). Arthur Hoyle is one of those unsung heroes who quietly did his job and saw and experienced some amazing and terrifying things. Well written, literary, historically-accurate this is a five star read.
While this is a book for children it doesn't say what age kids it is written for. Sadly, the grammar and punctuation need work and the dialogue (which is so central to the story) is stilted and quite unrealistic. The plot is rather unimaginative and little of interest occurs. My kids would not be impressed if I suggested they read this book.
An entertaining and competently written story. The ending was apparent about half way through as the author spent far too much time focussing on the hands and face. The townspeoples reactions at the beginning were very much over the top and if their reaction had been a little more muted this story would have more power and entertainment value. Good grammar for once on Smashwords!