On a more positive note …

… 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 …

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4 Responses to On a more positive note …

  1. Lynne the Lurker says:

    I think he nailed it. You are an excellent storyteller, and your stories are Farberge Eggs, complex and perfect.

  2. angelaslatter says:


  3. Pen says:

    Yep, he’s on the money. You wrote an ace book.

  4. angelaslatter says:

    You’re too kind 🙂