Brian Stubbs


I'm a keen reader - not a writer. Thus Smashwords is a godsend. Lots and lots and lots of books!


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Smashwords book reviews by Brian Stubbs

  • Rehab 3000 on March 06, 2013

    This story reads like part of a major work rather than a flash fiction story. It has more potential in a longer piece. Altogether a little light on.
  • Fuck Buddy Threeseome on March 06, 2013

    If you like your erotica complete with lousy grammar, poor layout and crappy punctuation then this is a story for you. The characters are flat and meaningless and have no depth. Sure, its wham bam rubbish but there is so much better stuff on Smashwords. Don't waste your time.
  • Hitler Did It 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.
  • Waiting for the Train on Nov. 05, 2014

    Neat twist which I didn't see coming. However the story didn't ring true from the start. No newspaper in an allied country ever printed "Hitler Winning." That was tantamount to treason. What person in mid 20th Century is called 'Page'? 'Paige' maybe, but not 'Page'. If you intend to set a story in an historical period it's important you know history. Some grammatical errors.
  • The Bridge — 21 Short Stories from the Stringybark Fiction Awards on Nov. 05, 2014

    I love some of these stories. Particularly the history based ones. They are very accurate. There's some very funny stories here too. A good read.
  • The Revenge of the Pumpkins on Feb. 10, 2015

    This was a rather revolting story. The dialogue was a little stilted, the pacing erratic and contained some fairly basic grammatical errors, particularly with comma usage. I'm not quite sure what the reviewers below would give a Stephen King novel when they give this story 5 stars. A story needs more than gore and suffering to make it worth reading.
  • Role of a Lifetime on Feb. 10, 2015

    I do enjoy reading quality short stories. A shame that on Smashwords and Amazon they are so hard to find, unless you stick with known authors. However, this is now the third Stringybark anthology I have read and I am delighted that these are great stories. This collection (as indicated by the title) contains stories that all have a twist. Congratulations to David Vernon and his team for producing another wonderful anthology - and one that is properly punctuated and grammatically correct, as well as fun, entertaining and thought-provoking. Oh and I reckon John Poole has got it right about Pia Riley's story. WOW!