Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Kindling” as Want to Read:
Kindling
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Kindling

by
3.54  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Winner of the Canongate Prize for New Writing, the EndPapers Tales Series Prize, and the ePublishing Consortium Writers Award.

“These are some particularly wonderful short stories!”

“Ingenious, creative and a really fun read.”

Kindling - a collection of twelve tales written in a wide range of styles and covering a variety of themes from art, science and politics to metamorpho
...more
Kindle Edition, 132 pages
Published April 27th 2011
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Kindling, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Kindling

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-43
3.54  · 
Rating details
 ·  13 ratings  ·  5 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Katy
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: this has something for everyone
Recommended to Katy by: Stephen Livingston
Shelves: ebook
Short stories in a variety of styles – if you’re looking for something that will give you a chance to read through something in a short period of time, a set of short stories is just what you want, and these are some particularly wonderful short stories!

Choose Your Future – written in the very difficult 2nd person POV, this is a wonderfully evocative short. The main character, while at a rave, has a sort of epiphany, an extreme experience, about how the world needs to be shaped, and that he is p
...more
Valentina
Jul 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Short story collections are always tricky to read, and therefore to review, since many times the reader doesn’t get a feeling for the author’s writing. This one, however, surprised me.
The writing is effortless. Even one of the stories, “Choose Your Future”, which is written in second person, flows really well. Anyone who’s ever tried writing in that tense can understand why this is such a feat. But it’s not just this story. They all have different styles; none of them sound quite the same as th
...more
Stephen Livingston
May 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is a collection of twelve diverse short stories told from various viewpoints and addressing a wide range of themes. Some of the stories have previously won literary awards and were first published in the prize winning anthologies. They are collected here and made available for Kindle for the first time along with other new stories. A free sample is available for download to try before you buy. I highly recommend this book.
Dyla
Jun 02, 2012 rated it did not like it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Deborah Sastroredjo
Oct 08, 2012 rated it did not like it
I could not finish it
Illyusha66
rated it really liked it
Feb 20, 2014
Esther
rated it liked it
Aug 29, 2012
Sloth
rated it really liked it
Feb 21, 2013
Mark Larkento
rated it liked it
Sep 19, 2018
Margaret Millmore
rated it it was amazing
Mar 26, 2012
Rachel
rated it liked it
Aug 28, 2014
David
rated it liked it
Feb 08, 2017
Paul Drabble
rated it it was amazing
Sep 14, 2011
Cassie McCown
marked it as to-read
Jun 14, 2011
Amy Eye
marked it as to-read
Jun 15, 2011
Mark Rice
marked it as to-read
Jul 14, 2011
Tracy E.
marked it as to-read
Feb 20, 2012
Sandy Wolters
marked it as to-read
Jul 27, 2012
Grampy
marked it as to-read
Jul 27, 2012
Cheryl
marked it as to-read
Aug 10, 2012
Maurean
marked it as to-read
Nov 20, 2013
Jayme
marked it as to-read
Dec 17, 2013
Dolores
marked it as to-read
May 10, 2014
Robert
marked it as to-read
Sep 02, 2012
Kathy Bruce
marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2014
Christina
marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2014
Angela Lee
marked it as to-read
Oct 01, 2014
Leslie Spencer
marked it as to-read
Nov 24, 2014
B.  Barron
marked it as to-read
Dec 14, 2014
Angela
marked it as to-read
Apr 20, 2015
Debbie Winn Smith
marked it as to-read
May 24, 2015
Dee-Ann
marked it as to-read
Aug 10, 2015
Deone
marked it as to-read
Oct 28, 2015
Nancy Perry
marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2016
LindaB
marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2016
Cathi
marked it as to-read
Mar 26, 2016
Dee Walding
is currently reading it
Feb 03, 2017
Zack Holder
marked it as to-read
Sep 26, 2017
Morgan
marked it as to-read
Apr 06, 2018
DJ Lee
marked it as to-read
Jun 06, 2018
Christine
marked it as to-read
Nov 06, 2018
topics  posts  views  last activity   
ePC Writers Award 2 2 Sep 12, 2011 06:25PM  
What was your favourite story in Kindling? 1 3 May 20, 2011 01:51PM  
Stephen Livingston is an award winning short story author. His first published work, Choose Your Future, won the inaugural Canongate Prize for New Writing and is available in the anthology Scotland Into The New Era. His short story The Waster's Tale won the EndPapers Tales Series Prize and is available in the anthology Glasgow Tales. Another story Recycling was published in the anthology Scores 4 ...more