Luney Tales (Anthologies #1)
Included (but not limited to): Murder and mayhem at a daycare center, suicidal robots in the near future, familiar lucid nightmares, and the journal entries of a prisoner from an upcoming trilogy.
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Availability: 3 copies available, 298 people requesting
Giveaway dates: Dec 17 - Jan 31, 2017
Countries available: US
Format: Print Book
I enjoy short stories and have not read any in a few months so it seemed like a good time to pick up Luney Tales. A small book, the stories are brief and interesting. The author's writing is heavily influenced by Asimov but most of the stories fall short of the magic that the famous sci-fi writer was known for. That aside, the stories in Luney Tales are worth the read if you are a fan of the genre.
YES! Thank you Bill Bowyer for writing this collection of short stories. I write a lot of quirky stories full of dark humor myself, so it's refreshing to see another author writing the types of stories that I enjoy reading and writing. There's simply not enough of this type of prose in the world.
"The Sandbox" is probably my favorite. It has a nostalgic quality that reminds me of the Disney show Recess. I love how the daycare was compared and contrasted with ...more
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This is an odd little book with odd little tales.
I can't seem to summon up a more fitting description than odd. The stories are a little kooky and mostly definitely dark in content but not necessarily scary.
The first one about the kids on the playground was my favorite. That was undeniably something I haven't read before and reminded me of the fairy tale that was read to me when I was younger, about the girl with the mysterious ribbon around her neck and when ...more
I finished reading this moments ago and although I enjoyed the premises of every story within, some left me wishing for a more conclusive ending. 'Smile' is particular started very strong and I had hoped to be left with a bit more. Overall, I really enjoyed this selection of stories and it was perfect for a palate cleanser after a long epic.
Hope to see more from Mr. Bowyer in the future.
Aside from writing, Bowyer loves to read, drink beer, watch classic movies, sip whiskey on ice and listen to Frank Sinatra. He is not a vegan.
Bowyer has also started a brand-new blog (Nov. 2016) dedicated to satirical poking-fun of ...more