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Storm Damage

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*Winner of Best Short Story Collection in the eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBooks Awards 2013*

"10 magical modern short stories from a master of language" - The Kindle Book Review

STORM DAMAGE is a collection of ten stories by John A. A. Logan, author of THE SURVIVAL OF THOMAS FORD

Length: 167 pages/60000 words

UNICORN ONE - Mission Control in Edinburgh has mad
Kindle Edition, 167 pages
Published September 2nd 2012 by White Butterfly Press
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Kath Middleton
This book of short stories is elegantly told in John Logan's etheral, dancing prose. Whatever this man says, he says it beautifully. The stories are like modern day fables, and from each one we can take a lesson, a thought; sometimes a rather deep one. It's always hard to choose favourites from a book where each story has its own place in the collection but I found Late Testing very gripping, I loved the emotional ending of The Airman and The Orange Pig really was Aesopian. A couple of the stori ...more
This is a collection of ten contemporary short stories by a Scot who is widely published in his home country. The topic matter and genre he is writing in can vary widely, though he, not surprisingly, does show an affinity for Scottish settings or characters. It is an uneven mix, though a careful attention to tone is clearly a strength of this author, and he favors a tone that combines rising existential angst, the confronting of harsh realities, and a dash of magical realism or meaningful absurd ...more
Caleb Blake
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An anthology of ten fables which cover ground from the fictitious Scottish space program to the adventures of an orange pig in the company of wolves, Storm Damage seems to hint at questions which it asks the reader to elaborate on and answer; if an answer is possible.

Starting off with the unusual Unicorn One, a hairdresser from Glasgow becomes the first in space for th
Reb MacRath
My shelves are filled with books that I've enjoyed and liked--two words that are inadequate when dealing with this book. It is, indeed, elemental. At the end, I felt as if I'd been flown from Kansas to Katmandu by a five-star hurricane. Deeply moved, shaken, awed: these words come closer to what I felt when I sat back, exhausted.

Storm Damage consists of ten superb examples of the prose jeweler's art. Though unpaginated, each comes impressively close to ten percent of the overall length. Is that
Be sure to watch the lightning strike as the kindle loads the cover. It sets the mood for these very unusual and spiritual stories. Logan has done it again with his second eBook: the atmospherics of these stories take on lives of their own. Choosing a favorite would be as difficult as choosing a favorite child. Each story is unique and magical, casting its own spell, and the order is absolutely perfect, keeping the 'fictive trance' alive from beginning to end.

Each story has its own cogent observ
Dave Higgins
This collection contains ten stories which span genres from psychological horror to fantasy, from thriller to mundane realism, but all are united by their strong characterisation and engaging style.

Unicorn One: When Scotland sends their first rocket out to explore the Solar system, they send not a scientist or a technician but a hairdresser.

Late Testing: Although the Great War has forced modernity on the cities, in the depths of the country people still believe in witches.

Napoleon’s Child: A tea
Jason Beech
Storm Damage is a short story collection from the highly regarded John A. A. Logan, most of them strong, interesting, and odd, and most having emotional pull. The stories are less about plot than themes on the human condition, heightened by magical realism and some striking imagery. Not that there aren’t any plots. The stories are strong, but much of it is internal monologue, where the narrator sees much in the simplest things. An example in The Pond:

‘Kundini bent his arm and searched with his f
Would have enjoyed more if author had kept selections within a specified genre. Division into more than one publication would have made for a bit better reading. Did enjoy author style.
An uneven mix with some brilliantly written and creative stories mixed in with some 'filler'. My favorites were "Late Testing", Napoleon's Child ", The Magenta Tapestry", The Airman" and "The Orange Pig", all of which have the atmospherics of the better old Twilight Zone episodes. I thought "Storm Damage" and "Sometimes All the World Comes Down" were especially weak.
If someone were to take the time to write down their bizarre, terrifying, disturbing, senseless dreams, it would mirror this book. I could not finish this collection of short stories.
Short stories, some good and some not so good.
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He is also the author of eighty-five short stories. His fiction has been published by PICADOR, VINTAGE, EDINBURGH REVIEW, CHAPMAN, NORTHWORDS, NOMAD, SECRETS OF A VIEW, and SCRATCHINGS; with reviews of his work in SCOTTISH STUDIES REVIEW, SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY,
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