My Book Rating System

My book rating system is based on 5 stars. The book must be rated at least 3 stars for a review.

3 Stars: Good story, good plot, good writing.

4 Stars: I was wowed, but something about the story fell short of perfection.

5 Stars: I was either drooling, on the edge of my seat, or falling in love.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Book Review: The New Death and others, by James Hutchings

The New Death and others
James Hutchings

This book is a collection of dark short stories and poems. I was asked to review this book by the author, and at first as I was hesitant because I'm not a big fan of short stories or poetry. But I decided to give it whirl.

I was surprisingly entertained! The stories were full of dark humor, cynicism, and satire. Some read like fractured fairy tales, some ended humorously, some had dark twists, and some had moral endings. They're presented at random, so that you never know what to expect on the next page. Some of the stories I didn't quite get, but for the majority they were quite cleverly written.

1 comment:

anarchist said...

Thanks for reviewing my ebook. Some of your readers might be interested to know that I've made it free on Amazon for a short time. You can find it here.