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Entwined Tales from the City A J Armitt

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Offline runner Reading Summit Harry Farthing, Mr Mercedes Stephen King
28 Aug 2011, 02:05 PM | Post: #1

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Entwined Tales from the City A J Armitt

What can I say for a mere 0.86p you can acquire a truly original horror short story collection. What makes this book so different is the fact that all these stories are joined together in a very clever way. The writing is very taut, bright, fresh and new, and I loved every word. So often in the past I have been disappointed when reading horror books, but AJ Armitt is a breath of fresh air and I urge you to downlod...you will not be disappointed Smile)
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03 Sep 2011, 07:07 PM | Post: #2

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I hope so, as I have it to read on my Kindle to read...
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Offline daveb Reading Bed by David Whitehouse
13 Sep 2011, 06:58 AM | Post: #3

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RE: Entwined Tales from the City A J Armitt

TVM for the recommendation Runner, enjoyed this.

The way the stories are, er, entwined is very well done indeedy. I did think some of the stories were a bit over simplified and/or far fetched (e.g. the ‘Ripper’ connection) but not to the detriment of the overall read. I especially liked the story set in the tattoo parlour.

If I had to describe it I would say think Tales Of The Unexpected by Roald Dahl. Stories with an unexpected twist. Any ‘horror’ is fairly comic book / theatrical therefore not offensive or too heavy even for the most delicate reader. Best read in as close as possible to one sitting for full effect (IMHO).

A reasonably light read and a great way to pass a long journey or a rainy day stuck indoors. I read that the author is coming out with a follow up called ‘Entwined: Tales From A Village’ …. Might just pick that up idc

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I have to agree with Dave, the links between the stories are so well done, something that I've rarely seen before and never executed this nicely. Some of the stories do read simply but the complexity of the story telling seems to match the characters featured in that story. That the stories are sometimes "far fetched" (though I would say fantastical) is not really too much of a surprise. The horror genre wouldn't exist without far fetched. It isn't often that a posessed car goes on a killing spree, a trio of ghosts drag an old man for a series of jaunts at Christmas or a Fairy Queen falls in love with a donkey headed man. (OK, technically that last isn't a horror story but you try telling poor Bottom that!) Fantasy is the stock trade of any author of fiction, without it there's no story to write down and this little box of delights would never exist.My personal favourite was the story of the children, probably the simplest tale but also touching and tragic. I have to agree with the comparison too, when I was writing my review I had the music from Tales of the Unexpected playing in my head. I just couldn't remember the title. I hope Tony gets a break from playing taxi for his kids soon, I don't know how long I can wait for the next book 
(13 Sep 2011 06:58 AM)daveb Wrote: Wrote:  TVM for the recommendation Runner, enjoyed this.

The way the stories are, er, entwined is very well done indeedy. I did think some of the stories were a bit over simplified and/or far fetched (e.g. the ‘Ripper’ connection) but not to the detriment of the overall read. I especially liked the story set in the tattoo parlour.

If I had to describe it I would say think Tales Of The Unexpected by Roald Dahl. Stories with an unexpected twist. Any ‘horror’ is fairly comic book / theatrical therefore not offensive or too heavy even for the most delicate reader. Best read in as close as possible to one sitting for full effect (IMHO).

A reasonably light read and a great way to pass a long journey or a rainy day stuck indoors. I read that the author is coming out with a follow up called ‘Entwined: Tales From A Village’ …. Might just pick that up idc

Cheers, Dave B.
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