I am pleased to announce that the first review has come in for Tall Tales & Short Fiction, and I’m over the moon to say it’s five stars. On top of that the reviewer likens some of the stories to Ray Bradbury and P.G Wodehouse – a total honour.
A multi-genre collection that delights on every page.
When I finished “Tall Tales and Short Fiction,” I sat back and thought, “Man, what incredibly entertaining reading experience that was!” This wonderful collection showcases the author’s ability to create memorable characters with stories written in several different genres and styles. There’s prewar England reminiscent of P. G. Wodehouse and science fiction that reminded me of Ray Bradbury. There’s a story written from the perspective of a dragon (one of my favorites) and one about a down and out private detective set in the fifties who is intent on turning his life around. There’s horror in “The Butcher of Blengarth” and there are a number of drabbles (100-word stories) about monsters, love, angels and more. There’s even a short chapter from the author’s remarkable debut novel, “The Magic of Deben Market,” and a teaser chapter from his soon to be released follow up novel, “The Mystery of Deben Market (which I loved, by the way.) I have been reading David’s work for nearly a year. He is an incredibly talented writer with a wide-ranging imagination who has the ability to bring his characters to life in such a way that you often don’t want the story to end. I’m looking forward to reading more of his work in the future, and I highly recommend this collection.’