Saturday, May 30, 2009

Postscripts 18

Here's a review of the latest volume of Peter Crowther's best selling anthology series.

It has some very interesting stories, so don't miss it.

POSTSCRIPTS 18: This Is the Summer of Love, edited by Peter Crowther and Nick Gevers, PS Publishing,, $18, 192 pages, ISBN: 9781848630222, reviewed by Barry Hunter.

Peter Crowther is going against the grain by converting his successful POSTSCRIPTS into a hardcover anthology. This is the first volume in the new format and with the lineup of new writers that appear in this volume; it should add to his readership and create interest in future volumes.

Norman Prentiss opens the volume with “In the Porches of My Ears”, a poignant story of a conversation overheard in a movie theatre and the effects on the listener. “Horses” by Livia Llewellyn is a story of survival and an unwanted child. “The Wages of Salt” by Deborah Kalin tells of an archeological find that is not what it appears to be. The title story by Rio Youers is the story of many a young girls dreams to escape a small town.

Other tales by Chris Bell, Monica J. O’Rourke, James Cooper, Clive Johnson, R.B. Russell, and Neil Grimmett fill out the volume with unusual and extremely well written stories. There’s not a bad one in the bunch and each has a reason to make you think about what the author has written and a lot of them will end up on you “be on the look out for” list.

PS Publishing has taken a good thing and made it better. $18 is not a bad price for a hardcover anthology, most especially one of this caliber.

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