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Bankers: too clever for their own good?

Posted by Paul Samael on Friday, December 7, 2012, In : Writing fiction 

My thanks (once again) to Bernard Fancher for his recent
review of my short story "The Hardest Word", which is about kidnapping a banker.  It's always interesting to get people's reactions and in this case it made me wonder if I had got the story a bit wrong by managing to generate a degree of sympathy for my banker character - despite not having set out to make him particularly sympathetic.  On the other hand, I plead guilty to having deliberately set out to endow him with certain admirable ...
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Falling and The End of the Circus

Posted by Paul Samael on Saturday, August 25, 2012, In : Book reviews 

Two thoughtful short stories from Bernard Fancher available on Smashwords: 

"Falling" is about the murder of a child, but with a rather different slant from most mystery/crime fiction and a more thoughtful, literary approach.  Instead of the conventional “who dunnit”, the focus is on the emotions of the detective who dealt with the case as she goes to return some of the child’s belongings, once the murderer has been convicted.  The facts of the case are conveyed briefly and fairly disp...

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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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