Something Nice - 10 Stories
"Write a Short Story About Growing Up. Include Three Apples and a Suitcase." Two students grapple with fiction and the end of childhood on a summer's afternoon.
"Throwing Up With the Joneses"
What is making Bob's neighbours so very ill, so very often?
"Too Much Love Can Kill You"
A nursery webcam offers a chilling insight for a workin ...more
Overall, these are quirky, odd and fun short stories of science fiction and fantasy, mostly sci-fi in nature, that remind me of the quirky tech turned gory humor in the famed BBC Television Show "Dr. Who." A couple of them are short but all are worthwhile reading if you like the macabre and don't mind the occasional odd and interesting twist on things. It's also not the ...more
Something Nice - 10 Stories is clearly written and well editied. It is also very readable and, above all, enjoyable. With poems or short stories I am happy if I like, say, one in four. But I enjoyed all of the first three for different reasons, in part because they show that you are skilled in different styles and moods.
1. GROWING UP
I enjoyed this because it ...more
My favourite story is `Too much Love can kill you' this touches my heart. A ...more
Something Nice: 10 Stories, was a very pleasant surprise – imaginative, creative, and with a certain dark humor that I found both entertaining and thought provoking. All of the ten shorts were good, three I p ...more
I read this book whilst on holiday and couldn't put it down, which leads to my one real criticism that 10 stories just didn't feel enough, I was left longing for more.
By far my favourite story was 'Too Much Love Can Kill You'. I found myself on a roller-coaster of emotions, from anticipation, morose and feeling thoroughly uplifted.
I'll be firs
I have really enjoyed this collection of short stories. I say that I had a nice pub crawl because all except one, have been written in part in various pubs.
Then the cover makes sense. And basically, I downloaded it mainly for the cover (yes, I still chose a book for its cover) and because I came across Andrew Lawston's writings through a drabbles website, so, I knew I would like it.
I gave this book 4 stars and here is why:
'Something Nice' is made up of 10 short stories of all different genres including Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comedy.
If you're a fan of British comedy then you will most definitely love this book! You'll never be bored with the array of well written and extremely strange book!
On a lighter note, don't judge the book by its cover it doesn't really relate to any of the stories.
After reading t ...more
These short stories are extremely well written. Since they are short, you are immediately thrown into the plot, at times completely unaware of what is going on. But each time I ...more
"Throwing Up with the Joneses" (a student learns something strange about his neighbors), "The Late Romantics" (a successful man returns to his hometown, for a ...more
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From quirky short stories to literary translations, and the odd bit of postgraduate film criticism in between, Andrew is a bit of a jack of all trades, but hopes this means that most readers will find something to enjoy among his work, even if the work in question has yet to be published. Or indeed written.