Hello, wonderlandians. I am down for a book review. Have you guys missed me? I’ve been gone for about a week I will have a post explaining why I took a week break. So onto this review.
So I need to start off by saying that this book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review. Now that we have that out-of-the-way let us get into this review.
I have to say I really enjoyed this book. I did find myself a skipping around a lot when reading this and since the stories are super short I found myself kind of speed reading a lot of them because they out where only about a page and a half long. I have to say probably my favorite part of this whole book was the first part that had to do with dragons. I don’t typically tend to read a lot of stories that have dragons in them so the fact that we’re getting a whole section just done dragons was kind of cool. I have to say I want a Seadragon myself they sound absolutely adorable.
The collaboration aspect of this is in sane. I think there is a total of about 10 others who kind of took place so my guesses 10 stories per part of the book. And it deals with a lot of different mythical elements that I found to be really intriguing. If you want a satisfying read at night I would recommend picking up this book. I felt like at the end of every short story I was ready to call it a night and go to sleep. I actually think it one point I did fall asleep while reading list because the stories are very reminiscent of fairytales so after he read a fairytale you’re kind of sleepy and you want to go to sleep.
Every section has a common theme running through it. So when you read the first section it’s dragons. When you read The horror section of this book the common web and all the stories is ice cream. When you get to the romance action there’s a common word a grotesque. So while each story is definitely different you have that one a running theme through the book or something connecting all the books together. So it kind of feels like you are reading a cohesive story even though they’re all something different.
Jozi Flash 2017
It’s not quite the Gummi Bears, but it certainly bounces around a lot.
Jozi Flash 2017 combines the talents of ten brilliant authors with one gifted artist, to bring you a collection of 80 flash fiction stories across eight different genres.
From a children’s story about the folly of summoning dragons, to the horrors held in deliciously treacherous ice cream, the authors take you on journeys that weave fantasy and folklore together alongside practical detectives and everyday tragedy.
With stunning artwork prompts by Nico Venter, these South African authors have created an anthology that will leave you breathless.
Download Link – http://chasingdreamspublishing.com/releases/jozi-flash-2017/
Authors and Artist
Ten talented authors and one gifted artist joined forces to create an anthology of flash fiction stories that embody the multicultural melting pot that is South Africa.
For more info on the individual authors, take a look at their author pages here: http://chasingdreamspublishing.com/authors/
Win free copies of eBooks by three Jozi Flash 2017 authors:
Beneath the Wax by Nthato Morakabi
1723: Constantine Bourgeois is a man of many secrets. Artisan by day, killer by night, he turns his victims into wax figures for his shop.
2045: Richard Baines works for the renowned Anthony Garfield Historical Museum. His mundane existence is a stark counterpoint to his fascination with serial killers and science fiction.
Constantine’s nightmares drive him to undertake a journey to uncover a long-forgotten secret. Richard’s research uncovers a company secret and the mystery of Madame Bourgeois.
Two men, two timelines, and truths that will only be revealed when they look Beneath the Wax…
Dim Mirrors by Carin Marais
Dim Mirrors is a collection of 39 flash fiction stories that open windows into worlds of fantasy and nightmare. Interwoven with images from mythology and folklore are the themes of love, loss, and memory. The comical “Not According to Plan” leads to more serious and introspective works like “Blue Ribbons” and “The Destroyer of Worlds”, while mythology and folkloric elements come together in stories like “The Souls of Trees” and “Ariadne’s Freedom”.
Sketches by Nicolette Stephens
Like art sketches, flash fiction stories are fleeting moments captured in a few hundred words.
In a world without men, the first boy child is welcomed as the saviour of his race; a cuckoo clock holds death and destruction in its beautifully carved figures; and a snowman holds a silent vigil of peace during war.
In this collection of 50 stories, illustrated with her artwork, the author delves into worlds of imagination and reality inspired by words and drawings.
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