Men give me some credit for genius. All the genius I have lies in this: When I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. I explore it in all its bearings. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort which I mak... Continue reading read more »
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This short story, from the author’s fantasy series, Riyria Revelations, came to me via my Kindle as a free read. It features a couple of characters from the series but can be read as a separate tale, which is just as well, since I haven’t read any of the previous work by this author.
There’s almost no backstory detailing the fantasy world in which the story takes place and the details of the characters are cleverly woven into the fabric of the tale itself. I have a built in prejudice against stories in... read more »
I read this short on my Kindle. It has references to Ray Bradbury, which I didn’t fully get until I discovered Ray wrote a story with the same title (one I haven’t read). I felt the style was closer to some of the US detective stories I read in Ellory Queen, when I was younger, than to the sublime style of Bradbury.
The tale is told from two points of view; the ‘hero’, a celebrity returning to his home town, scene of a family tragedy, and the young female reporter following him and intent on getting a ... read more »
I read this, as a free read, on my Kindle. It’s clearly a romance written with a female readership in mind, but that rarely stops me from reading. What matters is a combination of the quality of the writing and my interest in the characters. The story will generally interest me regardless of subject matter, since I’m interested in the interaction of characters and how they deal with the objects strewn in their paths by the author.
This is a love story involving the relationship between the millionaire o... read more »
Cover of Britannica Encyclopedia (Encyclopaedia)
You’re a fiction writer, as am I. So, how important is it that we get our facts right? Aren’t we writing pieces that stem from imagination and exist in fantasy? Does it really matter if we present a fact as fiction and distort it a little? Is it important whether we actually tell the truth at all? Isn’t all fiction basically lies?
I ask these questions not frivolously but out of a sense of responsibility to my readers. I know that I’ve learned things ab... read more »
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I read this classic on my Kindle whilst holidaying in Paris and the South of France, which proved serendipitous, as the bulk of the action takes place in these two locations. In fact, I recognised many of the places referred to in the book, as I toured.
A great tome of a read, it gripped me from the start and held my attention throughout, in spite of the often flowery descriptive prose, authorial intrusion and sometimes obtuse classical references.
Dumas draws the central character, Edmond Dantes, la... read more »
Think Breaking Faith might not suit you? Try the reviews under the 'My Books' tab, they might make you think differently.
Still taking the journey? Enjoy the ride.
I posted Chapter 1 on 13 January. Subsequent chapters have appeared each Friday, and will continue to be posted until all 50 have featured here. You can find those already posted via the archive; just search by chapter number. If you missed the start, you’ll find it here: http://stuartaken.blogspot.com/2012/01/read-free-my-novel-here.html
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Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm. (Author, Charles Caleb Colton) Continue reading read more »