Anthologies can sometimes be pretty hit and miss. This one isn't. The stories are thought-provoking, entertaining and imaginative. What more does one want? Good stuff. I can't think of a better use for my $1.99
This is the second book I have read from the Stringybark stable and like "The Bridge" the production quality is high (which can be somewhat rare around e-publishing). The story is a very personal journey for the writer and one of the most fascinating things about it is the description of British military heirarchy - even among military wives. This is an excellent story of one woman's bravery and persistence. An excellent read.
A short story this is. Erotic - hardly. The grammar and construction of the story is odd. The plot is dull as are the descriptions. It could do with a good beta read before being released on the unsuspecting public. At least it is free.
When you find a satisfactory e-book publisher you stick with them. This is apparently the first Stringybark Publishing effort and it is good. The stories are clever, entertaining, thought provoking and generally a good reflection of contemporary Australia. I'm sticking with this publisher. Oh, I agree with Bronnie Wu, "Black and White" is fantastic. I'm not so keen on the winning story, but even it has some charm.
Sexy stuff! There are some very sexy stories in this anthology. The Peter Smith duo are a real turn on. This e-book has high production standards which is great to see - more than can be said for much of the stuff on Smashwords.
There are some very quirky and intriguing stories in this anthology of speculative fiction stories. All of them made me think. This is a great collection which is well laid out and cleverly put together to provide a good selection of contemporary speculative fiction writing. Well done.
I think that it is intriguing that this book has been categorised as both fiction and non-fiction. It is not an error but absolutely right. Twenty-six authors re-interpret and re-tell important and less important events in Australia's short history. This is a wonderful book for giving an intriguing insight into many nooks and crannies of Australian history. It is well written, well laid out and down right entertaining.
This book is mostly grammatically correct. This is about the best I can say of this ultra short story. The author wants to read up about "show not tell" as a way of writing stories. In short, this is dull, pointless and not worth your time reading it.
The title story,"Yellow Pearl" is a beautifully written love story set in Broome just prior to WWII. It perfectly sets the scene for some wonderful Australian writing that examines Australian history from an original perspective. This is a terrific collection from Stringybark. Bravo.