This e-book contains ten stories from the crowded mind of David Barber.There’s a variation of stories from a psychiatrist having a bad day to a school teacher being pushed over the edge - and a few confessions in between. The collection includes a mixture of genres with elements of crime and noir running through them as well as some dark wit. David Barber is from ManchesteThis e-book contains ten stories from the crowded mind of David Barber.There’s a variation of stories from a psychiatrist having a bad day to a school teacher being pushed over the edge - and a few confessions in between. The collection includes a mixture of genres with elements of crime and noir running through them as well as some dark wit. David Barber is from Manchester, England but now lives in Crieff, Scotland with his wife, Lisa, their 2 daughters, Imogen and Melissa and their West Highland Terrier, Archie.He wrote a long time ago but left it on the backburner when his children were born. He was inspired to start writing again in 2009 when his friend, and editor of Thrillers, Killers ‘n’ Chillers, Col Bury, invited him to send something into the magazine. His story (all six sentences of it) was accepted and went on to win a Bullet Award. That little accolade gave him the confidence to get back to it.Since then, his writing has appeared in many online magazines as well as in e-book and print anthologies.David is also the editor of The Laughter Shack, where he masquerades as BJ Titzengolf, helped by his loyal assistants, Joanne Kallott and Mike Oxlong. He is currently working on his first novel.You can find out more and follow his progress at: davidjbarber.wordpress.com...
|Title||:||From A Crowded Mind Vol 1|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||45 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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From A Crowded Mind Vol 1 Reviews
'From a Crowded Mind' is brutal, graphic, and noir. If the first two words offend you, this might not be a good fit. If you don't know what the last word means, look it up, and decide for yourself. That said, I'm all about this. It is a collection of shorts, each of them long enough to satisfy your dark cravings. From crimes of passion, insanity and payback, to intricately woven greed, organized crime and political intrigue, each story takes on it's own treatment and fropm it's own angle and point of entry. This collection is Barber's release vent.Barber uses every word to further the plot, the driving force to completely unforeseen twists and hooks that are very novel for this type of prose. His character's speak; they don't 'dialogue'. He implies setting and characterization through the fast paced action.
Author David Barber has put together a blistering bunch of tales that will keep you flicking your e-pages until your finger's ... well, blistered.With a deft sense of suspense and build up, Barber gives the reader ten scenarios rife with revenge, twists, and "regular" folks who find themselves completely out of their depth.Some favourites in this collection include "Best Mates and Lovers", in which a raving, boorish bad guy gets his just desserts from a completely unexpected direction."The Stranger" wins the prize hands down for straight up, action hero antics that has just enough creativity in the details to keep the reader going, while "Midnight Princess" holds a cheeky surprise far too good to spoil.If you're looking for a quick, punchy read, with a realistic (and gritty) cast of characters - "From a Crowded Mind" is for you.
In this slick and well edited collection of short stories David Barber uses all the tricks and tools available. Misdirection, deception, bluff and double bluff keep the reader guessing at every turn. Gritty crime tales of violence, revenge, greed, lust and murder will entertain you. Stark and realistic descriptions bring his settings to violent bloody life. Barber employs a light dusting of humour at times and fluid action to make the finishing touches to an outstanding debut collection.My favourite? Perhaps The Stranger. The action is slick, the descriptions excellent and Barber hints at so much more to come. This collection stands out from the crowded short story marketplace. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
David Barber has collected some very impressive short tales here - gritty tales, one and all, violent and humorous at the same time - tales that make you want to kick something (or someone if you are that way inclined!) and stories that make you want to know when Volume 2 is coming.