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Stumps of mystery

Posted by Paul Samael on Monday, October 31, 2016, In : Book reviews 



“Stumps of mystery: stories from the end of an era” by Susan Wickstrom describes itself as “a novel in stories” – and it’s certainly true that it occupies a space somewhere in between a full-blown novel and a book of short stories.  Structurally, it’s similar to some of David Mitchell’s fiction, where you get a series of separate but linked stories - I am thinking in particular of “Ghostwritten” and “Cloud Atlas”.  

But whereas Mitchell tends to leap around a lot in ter...

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In Durleston Wood

Posted by Paul Samael on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, In : Book reviews 



Michael Graeme is something of a phenomenon on feedbooks, where he has published 20 books and had well over 200,000 downloads in total (which is pretty impressive by any standards - and certainly by comparison with my own relatively feeble download stats).  He’s also a firm advocate of self-publishing (see this post) - as opposed to banging your head against a brick wall trying to get a commercial publisher to take you on (from which you may deduce – correctly - that I wholeheartedly agre...

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Paul Samael Welcome to my blog, "Publishing Waste" which will either (a) chronicle my heroic efforts to self-publish my own fiction; or (b) demonstrate beyond a scintilla of doubt the utter futility of (a). And along the way, I will also be doing some reviews of other people's books and occasionally blogging about other stuff.
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