Monday 21 May 2018

Carl Barker's Parlour Tricks reviewed by the British Fantasy Society

Sandra Scholes has reviewed Carl Barker's collection Parlour Tricks on the BFS website.

"What is most noticeable is how well-written the stories are. He doesn’t need a slick introduction from an already well established author to tell others how good he is at the written word. When you read From Chatterton Hill you already tell he can write with a style that both engages and gives you the thought that you will want to continue reading the next story and so on"

To read the full review click onto this link.

Thursday 3 May 2018

First amazon review for Jessica Palmer's Fractious Fairy Tales - a solid five-stars

Jessica Palmer's insanely whacky Fractious Fairy Tales has been given its first review on amazon - and it's a solid five-stars.

"Terry Pratchett was renowned for taking familiar tales and converting them into comforting metaphors in the Discworld. That is not the way of Jessica Palmer.
Rather, she takes the crumbling skeletons of childhood fairy stories and fleshes them with satirical icons from the modern world to create a universe that is not Grimm but GRIM.
An author with many genres to her credit, from teen fantasy, through textbooks and cultural analysis. But this collection has more in common with her early horror work, twisted with a warped sense of humour that befits the daughter of a clown.
As with her other recent collection, "Other Visions of Heaven and Hell", you should leave your preconceptions on the coffee table. You will not, and could not, have anticipated this. But you will enjoy it, mostly!"