Gallimaufry - Lesley Jones - 02/02/2012 16:59:13
An absolute treasure chest for those of us who enjoy a little verbal teasing and twisting. To write a good short story is an art in itself and completely different from writing a novel - and Colin has made this art his own. I first read a proper short story when I was 16, and it was by Guy de Maupassant. These stories are out of the same mould. I won't spoil any of them by quoting my favourite sections, but to say Colin is a master of vocabulary, syntax, grammar and humour should go part of the way.I urge you to go forth and read this book. No - I absolutely insist that you do so.
By turns funny and quirky, sometimes dark and offbeat... - Palle Madsen - 22/03/2012 04:19:51
I (along with many, MANY others) have long enjoyed Colin Baker's talents as an actor, and then as a columnist for his local paper. But no, he can write fiction, too, and really quite well! To write (and write well) a short story is no mean feat, and Mr Baker does it several times here, even slipping in a few starring his time-travelling alter ego. Great fun! (And Mr Baker, I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one interested in an audiobook of your tales, read by your good self, of course. Hint, hint!)
A Stunning Collection of Wit and Wisdom - Bryan Simcott - 22/03/2012 19:53:24
What a brilliant book. Simply lovely short form prose, with wit and wisdom littered throughout. A wide variety of story types and all the time you can Hear COLIN BAKER saying every single word. We are so used to watching and Hearing Mr Baker that to read his words and hear them in ones own head is surely any Writers greatest Achievment