Last year I wrote a little piece called Spun for an anthology my U.S. Publisher was putting together. It's out now,
Cool cover hey?
The art work was created by fine artist Rick Sanders. Being multi-talented Rick also wrote some of the forty pieces with-in this collection.
There are works by 17 authors (including Rick, and me too of course).
It's NOT a children's book.
And I wouldn't call it a light read either.
It's NOT a book that I'd recommend to my grandmother.
And it's not a book I'd normally read.
To be fair, I'm a fan of picture books. I'm a fan of children's books.
I like fairytale endings and butterflies. This book is not filled with those things.
We all have types of books we especially like and types we especially don't and everything in between. I think that's where writing book reviews gets tricky.
I've seen some people write book reviews and basically say things like they didn't enjoy the book about rabbits, and then I've looked at their bio and seen it says 'not a fan of books about rabbits'.... seeing such things always makes me wonder why? Why read a type of book you don't like and then complain about it? Why would anyone do such a thing and who does it benefit?
So, after a full read through, I'd be recommending this anthology to fans of grotesque realism. A proper Gollem of a book filled with characters who induce both empathy and disgust. It could well find a strong cult following.
Janet Fix has put all the pieces together superbly and in doing so she has created an intriguing entity. It might be considered a literary equivalent of paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
You'll find it at all the major book sellers or go straight to
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and don't forget to check out all the other amazing titles with the verve while you're there!