Author – Jim Ody.
Jim writes dark psychological/thrillers, Horror and YA books that have endings you won’t see coming, and favours stories packed with wit. He has written over a dozen novels and many more short-stories spanning many genres.
Jim has a very strange sense of humour and is often considered a little odd. When not writing he will be found playing the drums, watching football and eating chocolate. He lives with his long-suffering wife, three beautiful children and two indignant cats in Swindon, Wiltshire UK.
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Publisher – Question Mark Press
Pages – 298
The Blurb –
For the first time, the best of Jim Ody’s published short-stories are together in one anthology, including four previously unreleased.
Twelve twisted tales that touch on psychological/thriller, horror and YA, including:
A detective sent to a travelling circus to find a missing boy; A guy with a mysterious trunk must meet a stranger at a motel to survive; A doll turns up and becomes a little girl’s best friend. Then things turn strange; A surprise birthday party is memorable, if only the birthday boy survives; and a group of orphans find the world is about to end…
1 The Reveal
2 A Moth in The Jar
3 The I-Scream Van
4 Teaching Tom
5 Boat Trip
6 The Trunk
7 The Day
8 A Doll Named Sasha
9 Surprise Party
10 The Orphans
11 Hide & Seek
12 Virgin Women From Outta Space
Today is my stop on Tales from the Coffee Pot blog tour. Many thanks to ZooLoo’s Blog Tour for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – This is a brilliant collection of the author’s work. The twelve featured short stories are all unique and provide something for everyone’s reading taste.
From poems to longer stories, you really get a glimpse into the style of the author and his love of horror and things that go bump in the night.
As you all know I am a huge fan of short stories as I find these glimpses into different worlds and scenarios so compelling. What I found interesting was how the stories stayed me after reading them, and to me that is a sign of great writing. When an author makes you think and question the story that has bee written.
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