Tuesday, February 28, 2006

More reviews:

First from Tangent Online By Jason Fischer on ShadowBox:

“Changing” by Susan WardleActually a little shocking for a short, it dabbles in S&M and sexual deviancy. It seems tastefully done, in context, and serves its purpose in making you read it again, thinking “what the hell?” Wardle is spare and concise with her language in this riveting piece, and it is no surprise to learn that she is a graduate of Clarion South (Australia’s answer to the infamous sci-fi “boot-camp”).

And running buddy Suzanne gets a nice mention too:

“Tattoo Ink” by Suzanne ChurchFantastic! This is what it’s all about! The protagonist wonders what tattooed skin tastes like and finds out as they eat his victim alive. There are some brilliant lines in this short, and this is clearly one of the best stories in this collection. Read this, cringe, and enjoy.

Second (also from Tangent online) By Paul Abbamondi on Shadowed Realms #9

While cleverly written, “Last Bulkhead” by Susan Wardle didn’t evoke the same feeling of dread that the other stories did. It had a couple poignant moments, one mainly involving the narrator’s cat, but other than that “Last Bulkhead” suffered from not being clear enough for me. The ending seemed wrong, as if it still had more to tell.

So I am pleased and at the same time kept humble.


Blogger Suzanne said...

We rock!

I'm glad you read the reviews. Even though one wasn't glowing, I thought it was still positive.

I've had worse. :)

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