Sam Burns


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Smashwords book reviews by Sam Burns

  • The New Death and Others on Feb. 28, 2012

    Some of the most quirky short stories and poems you will ever read. Just to name a few; How The Isle of Cats Got It's Name, The Prince of the Howling Forest, The Bird and The Two Trees. Do yourself a favor and read this book. You will love it, I did. I won this book from LibraryThing
  • Lowcountry Ghosts: Stories of Alice Flagg, Confederate Blockade Runners, and Haunted Beads on Feb. 28, 2012

    I absolutely loved this book, the stories were set in South Carolina with enough detail and background that you can close your eyes and see it. A must read for anyone who loves ghost stories, I won this from LibraryThing
  • The MacLosers on Aug. 11, 2012

    Meet Roger Diobair, our hapless main character, who because of the disaster of Eggface World is now unemployable. All he wants to do is take care of his family. His wife Samantha is supportive, his daughter Jess is a typical 16 yr old who is too full of herself, and his 13 yr old son Alex is still in awe of things. And then there is Marge, Rogers disapproving mother-in-law, who never fails to tell Roger what a loser he is. When Roger is at his lowest, he finds out that he has inherited a scottish village. Taking his family there, minus the mother-in-law, he finds the castle is in ruins, the locals leary of him, the ex-caretaker is trying to get the property for himself, and that he comes from a long line of losers. This is a short story, not even a hundred pages, but it doesn't need to be any longer to be entertaining. The characters are very likable, you feel for Roger as he tries so hard to be a hero in the eyes of his wife and children. The harder he works to fix things the harder the caretaker works to sabotage the project, but Roger never gives up. The story moves quickly, had me laughing outloud, and still thinking about it hours after I was done. It certainly wasn't a "MacLoser" in my eyes and I highly recommend it. I won this from LibraryThing and I loved it.
  • More Bedtime Stories for the Apocalypse on Nov. 16, 2012

    Short stories that have to do with the apocalypse and just plain creepy. My favorite would have to be "The Calendar In The Break Room" Can this calendar really predict one's death? "Last Seat On The Rapture Express" with people flying off the train if you didn't have a ticket was good but it was the ending that got me. If you like these kind of stories then you will enjoy this book. I won this from LibraryThing Member Giveaway and I recommend this book.