McDroll sits at the back of a dank cave at the side of a loch writing dark tales for your enjoyment. She has to sneak into the village church everyday to plug in her computer behind the pulpit to charge up her battery. She does all of this for you, dear reader.
"Another fine collection of short stories from one of Scotland's finest. Like the label says on the tin, there is a very definite quality of plate-steel surgically implanted throughout - but this hardness is in turn tempered with finely-wrought silver-filigree prose that makes the words dance and spin off the page. " Allan Watson
I just loved this book. It has a really great story with lots of twists and turns but mostly I loved it because of the setting. It made such a great change to be taken to the Caribbean and to get a glimpse of life on the islands that perhaps tourists don't always get to see.
Hope there's more like this to come!
In Quintessence of Dust , Craig Wallwork provides a diverse range of challenging stories, each emotionally powerful where his characters face their own demons and come to terms with their loss or inadequacies.
What happens when you haven't married for love but then find it too late? How do you cope with loss? How do you find comfort if you live on the margins of society? Wallwork delves into these meaty subjects and writes interesting and well constructed stories that challenge, offend, hurt and ultimately make for a very thoughtful read.