Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Another book recommendation



Do you ever read a book on Kindle (or other reading device!) and wish it was available in paperback? Some books, you just need to hold in your hands and feel the pages. This, for me, is definitely one of them - and now my wish has come true! I've tried short story anthologies before - including those by well-known authors - and haven't been exactly blown away.  I was beginning to think I wasn't really a fan of short stories until I read That Sadie Thing. I admit that Annalisa Crawford is an online friend of mine, but I can - hand on heart - say that doesn't influence me. As we all know (and it's painful), we can't automatically like or endorse the writing of all our writerly friends.

Anyway, this book is packed with diverse stories about diverse relationships. The writing is expressive but unpretentious and the stories very readable. I find that they kind of bob around in my head, demanding attention after reading - Annalisa has a knack for characterisation and atmosphere - and this is a book I would return to.

I've just really enjoyed my second reading and with three bonus stories it's definitely worth buying in paperback even if you've already got it on Kindle.

Anyway, that's all! Just wanted to say this book is now available in paperback - it would make a great, inexpensive Christmas stocking-filler for someone!

Thanks for stopping by :-)

9 comments:

Karen Jones Gowen said...

And I love the cover of her book!

Linda King said...

It would have been a terrible waste for that cover to languish on an e-book forever!

J. A. Bennett said...

So glad she's getting a paperback! That's awesome news :)

Pk Hrezo said...

Nice review! I love that you say her writing us unpretentious. It's refreshing.

Patsy said...

I do enjoy using my kindle, but it isn't quite the same as getting my hands on a real book.

Julie Flanders said...

I love Annalisa's stories. This was a great collection. And I love the cover!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Thanks for the review Linda, and thanks for all the comments. Yes, the cover looks really cool in the flesh - and creepier than on the screen!

Crystal Collier said...

Awesome. TBR list... Why oh why can't I read all day every day?

Deborah Osborne said...

I feel like that alot these days. I think you've mentioned That Sadie Thing Before. I know I have it in my to-read file on my Kindle. I can't seem to make time at the moment to sit down though.