Thanks for the reviews!

There have been two very nice reviews of Nicholas C. Rossis‘ short story collection, The Power of Six (Plus One), which includes one of my short stories.

So I thought I’d point them out and thank the respective authors for their time reading and reviewing this anthology. I hear from Nicholas that his book went to #1 (so what if it’s in an “obscure subcategory”, as he puts it… details, schmetails 😉 ), so congrats to him on that achievement!

T. J. Hapney

The first one was from T. J. Hapney, who summarises and reviews each of the seven short stories, saying that “each story is designed to make you think outside of the box regarding how we perceive things, which I really enjoy and found it to be a bargain for under $1”. She concludes that “this was a fun read, especially for those who enjoy short stories”, giving it 4 out of 5 stars.

Here’s what she had to say about my contribution, Big Bang:

Big Bang by Amos M. Carpenter was an interesting story along the same line of those that Nicholas Rossis did in this collection. I really enjoyed reading Big Bang. It was definitely a different and witty way to look at how life in the universe may have begun. I found the story interesting and the writing style complemented Mr. Rossis’ so that the story did not seem out-of-place.

http://tjhapney.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/book-review-the-power-of-six-by-nicholas-c-rossis/

Thanks for the kind words, TJ!

Daniel J. Dombrowski

Daniel’s review is also very flattering, likewise summarising his thoughts on each separate short story. From someone who “grew up reading Asimov” and later “fell in love with the voluminous short fiction of Philip K. Dick”, I consider his positive words to be very encouraging.

The Power of Six […] will appeal most to readers who have already read and enjoy short fiction from the masters of days gone by. […] This is a solid collection of stories worthy of your time and money (a scant $.99) regardless of your genre inclinations.

http://thirtythirdstreet.com/2014/10/ebook-review-power-six-nicholas-rossis-nicholas_rossis/

Thank you, Daniel, for the detailed review.

Back to it

And now… for (most of) the rest of this Saturday, I’m going back to working on my book. Yay! 🙂

About Amos M. Carpenter

Web dev by day, author by night, and generally interested in (and opinionated about) way too many things.

Posted on 25 October, 2014, in Authors, Books, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Nice reviews. I enjoyed it too. 😉

    • Thanks M.T.!

      (By the way, being a pedantic word nerd, I actually looked up whether I should put a space between “M.” and “T.”, and found out that consecutive initials should have a “thin space or no space” between them, at least in typesetting. Since my keyboard’s spacebar isn’t exactly “thin”, I’ll go for no space… any particular reason why you’re not using any full stops after the initials? Sorry, hope I’m not being nosy!)

      • They taught me open punctuation at secretarial school. No full stops. Also I just find they look… fussy. But it means there are two mes on just about every book and author site, the automatic listing from Amazon with M.T. and the listings from everywhere else that say M T the way I like it. 😉

        Cheers

        MTM

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