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Luney Tales (Anthologies #1)

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"Luney Tales" is a motley assortment of short stories focused on various themes and genres such as political satire, science fiction, humor and religion.

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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Paperback, 1st, 244 pages
Published July 25th 2015
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    Luney Tales (Anthologies, #1)
    Release date: Jul 25, 2015
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    R. Bonne
    Sep 04, 2015 R. Bonne rated it really liked it
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    I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads.

    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.
    Ana Milosevic
    This is the second book I (amazingly) won throuh Goodreads giveaway and I love it. I received it yesterday, on Women's Day and I love that too, didn't get anything else and since a book is a perfect gift, next to liquor, it made me very happy:) I'm just going to say really quickly how much I like the covers, especially the feel of it, quite pleasant. And sinister. Just like the book itself. I always choose very carefully the giveaways I enter and I am especially pleased with this one, I just loo ...more
    Morgan Parabola
    Sep 03, 2016 Morgan Parabola rated it it was amazing
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    This is a Goodreads first-reads review.

    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
    Oct 14, 2015 Andrew rated it really liked it
    Really liked the quirkiness in these stories. Well written. He wrote the first story from a child's perspective. It brought back childhood memories for me. He switches to a different perspective throughout each story. Though they are quick reads this doesn't diminish the story themselves. I've always thought that short stories are harder to write because you are putting a limit on yourself. You need to convey a lot with those few words. Mr Boyer deftly handled these stories.

    Look forward to more.
    Cj Zawacki
    Jan 12, 2016 Cj Zawacki rated it it was amazing
    LUNEY TALES,by Bill Bowyer, is a delightful collection of the author's short stories. The Neighbors story took me back to living in a mixed ethnic neighborhood growing up. The stories are well developed and each has an interesting Twilight Zone flavor to challenge the imagination of the reader. Bowyer's three stories at the end ,titled TALES OF THE FUTURE [I], [II], and [III], take the reader into a diary of a government official presiding at the downfall of civilization.They are a compelling lo ...more
    Apr 11, 2016 Devyn rated it liked it
    I received this book from Goodreads.

    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
    This is such an eclectic collection of Luney Tales that you may find something you really like. "The Sandbox" tells of a crazed playground setting where all goings on may be at the mercy of the fifth grade. "Lucidity" is a quick "psychological thriller" in the most interesting of creepy ways. "The Ten Years" is a futuristic look at the yearning for perfect children. "Smile" was just too gross for me, although I did read it through. "Penn and Papier" was a quirky and brief tale of an unusual auth ...more
    Jan 18, 2016 Ryan rated it really liked it
    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway.

    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.
    Odeth Morraz
    Nov 29, 2015 Odeth Morraz marked it as to-read
    I thought it was a decent book for this genre. It wasn't something that really scared me or made me paranoid about the things that go bump in the night. Although the first chapter did give me goosebumps and a new outlook on children. It was still a nice book and i would and will recommend it to friends and family members.
    Ken Cook
    Jan 06, 2016 Ken Cook rated it liked it
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    Thinking about this book (I just finished it 5 minutes ago), I'm perplexed to categorize it. A collection of short stories with little continuity, they are all strange in content, although there is some similarity in structure. All relate an alternate contemporary world, and have worthwhile points to raise. But I'm not sure I'd seek out this form of genre again.
    Dec 01, 2016 Morgan rated it really liked it
    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.

    This book by far exceeded my expectations. I have spent the past few weeks reading a short story or two a night. It was the perfect combination of being a light read but also making you think a little.

    Hayley Vomund
    Dec 10, 2015 Hayley Vomund marked it as to-read
    I won this book in a goodreads giveaway and I'm definitely excited to get it and start reading! It seems as though it is going to be an entertaining book. Looking forward to reading it!
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    Great book
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    Bill Bowyer grew up in Michigan, where he began writing short stories. Reading the works of Nietzsche, Freud, Asimov and Voltaire are the primary influences for Bowyer.

    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
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