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Underwords: The Hidden City

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This is the sixth anthology of new writing to result from the biennial London New Writing Competition, on the theme of Hidden London.
Paperback, 199 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Maia Press (first published May 1st 2005)
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Dave
Mar 18, 2010 Dave rated it liked it
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Short story compilations from a variety of authors are difficult to grade on two levels, firstly, due to the very nature of the widely differing styles each author brings to the collection, some stories will click with the reader while others will just clunk and secondly the age old question must be answered 'Is the value of the whole greater than the sum of its parts?'.

I had given each of the 14 stories an individual rating, most were '3 stars' (i.e. "ok, but would probably forget about them wi
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Ugh
Feb 07, 2010 Ugh rated it did not like it
Are these stories about hidden sides to London? No. At least not the three that I could bring myself to read before deciding to throw the book in the bin, because those three weren't about anything. I would have given the book to someone else instead of just throwing it away, but honestly, I don't know anybody I hate that much...
Reddy Katzy
Jun 11, 2014 Reddy Katzy rated it did not like it
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Not only does this "Diabolical" book have the cheek to state £9.99 on the back (which i did not pay for thank goodness) but my specific copy has been misprinted so that 20 odd pages are missing, which makes at least three stories missing but it also has two stories re'printed in it twice ... The worst bit however is it doesnt have the Author in it that i bought the bloomin' book for in the first place :-(
Gill
Aug 17, 2011 Gill rated it did not like it
Ok. Some stories were just blah.
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