Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Charlene Reviews: Daggers and Other Tales by Phil Bowie

File Size: 392 KB
Copyright: January 3, 2012
Publisher: Proud Eagle Publishing


From the storyteller whose work has been praised by top NY Times bestselling authors Lee Child, Ridley Pearson, and Stephen Coonts, comes this collection of short stories about: a dangerous lady, a magical child, a love rediscovered, a threat from space, an ingenious hit man, a vicious biker gang, a mischievous voice, and ten more intriguing tales, including the author's award-winning version of the Stephen King story, "The Cat from Hell."

Charlene's Review:

Dagger is an intriguing collection of short stories that build in suspense and leave you surprised by the end. My personal favorite was Cat from Hell, a story that Stephen King actually started and was posted as a contest for readers to finish. I couldn't read it fast enough. There were only a few stories I did not care for, but overall, it was a fun book.

Mr. Bowie prefaces each story with "the story behind the story," which I enjoyed just as much. I appreciate knowing the reason for the tale, as well as his motivation. He writes in many different genres, so the reader should be able to identify with at least part of his works. He states "Ideally, a reader will finish a short story with much the same sense of satisfaction felt on completing a bestselling novel." Mr. Bowie delivers this, and much more.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if it's appropriate to comment on one's own review, but I appreciate you taking time to do this, Charlene, and your kind words. Sites like Literary R&R are great for helping readers select material.
    (Dagger is available in Kindle form, by the way, or a reader can send $8 directly to me at 814 Neuse Drive, New Bern, NC 28560 for a signed printed copy.)
    Thanks to all on Literary R&R for your interest and dedication to the craft of writing.
    Phil Bowie


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