… after my little spit about creepy people lacking in n’etiquette, here is something awesome.
Writer Alan Baxter reviews Sourdough & Other Stories over at his blog. I do believe this is the first review :-).
I consumed this thing whole and it consumed me. Slatter’s writing is exquisite, she really is a master storyteller. Her turns of phrase are often beautiful and haunting. It’s not that her prose is full of literary swirl or flowery excess. She just uses language like a virtuoso pianist uses a keyboard. She delights in the short form of the delivery and these tales are tight, incredibly crafted things. She builds a world and a set of characters and makes us care about both of them in the space of a few paragraphs. She creates a story that hooks us and takes along. And because I knew there was interconnectedness in this book, getting to the end of one story just made me desperate to read the next. I wanted to see whose baby would be the powerful witch later on, or whose actions would cause ripples in future generations. And I was distraught when the book ended and there were no more stories to read.
Click here and by the magic of the internetz, you will be transported to ze rest …
I think he nailed it. You are an excellent storyteller, and your stories are Farberge Eggs, complex and perfect.
Yep, he’s on the money. You wrote an ace book.
You’re too kind 🙂