Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “A Little Bit of What You Fancy, A Short Story Collection,” by Author, David Ellis
- Title: A Little Bit of What You Fancy, A Short Story Collection: Volume I
- Amazon Author Page: David Ellis
- File Size: 502 KB
- Print Length: 138 Pages
- Publisher: Self Published by the author
- Publication Date: February 6, 2016
- Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01BJSYP52
- ISBN-10: 1523878967
- ISBN-13: 978-1523878963
- Formats: Paperback and Kindle
- Genres: Literature & Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Humorous, Humor & Satire, Short Stories
IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:
“A collection of Flash Fiction pieces and Short Stories that have been previously commercially published. They are mostly humorous, character-driven pieces that will brighten your day, along with some more dramatic ones that will tug at your heartstrings.
The first half contains Flash Fiction pieces that are heavy on engaging dialogue, along with being full of wit, humour with a handful of dramatic themes. They are all fast paced and laced with potential for future expansion.
The second half of the book contains Short Stories which display a rich maturity in David’s work and are imbibed with colourful descriptive language and characters.”
Recently, I have begun reading short story collections from numerous authors. I am an avid reader of David Ellis’ poetry and short stories and A Little Bit of What You Fancy, is a unique and delightful collection of short stories. What always draws me into David’s writing is his imagination and British humor. Some of his stories made me snort in glee, and others had me contemplating the makings of the universe. That is one of this author’s writing characteristics. His prose makes you think.
One of my favorite flash fiction pieces is called, Think Before Choosing Pink. Infused between the author’s words is a paranormal twist that tickled my funny bone. If you have or had teenage daughters, you will understand my mirth. My almost forty-something daughter still loves skulls to this day!
Another story called, Late Bloomer, was filled with a pleasant aura of words and phrases that spun off my tongue in poetic splendor. The story begins with the following description:
“Dark coffee tinged clouds roll across the sky.”
And such is the strength of David Ellis’ storytelling methods. He transports you into his world. I can imagine sitting in a British Pub enjoying a half-pint while David entertains the crowd spinning his tales. After the laughter dies down, you are left with the knowledge that his stories are pure entertainment with a little bit of what you fancy. Now, where’s that bartender?
Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 4
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 4
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Author, David Ellis
About the Author
“I am an award-winning poet and author of poetry, fiction, and music lyrics. I have been writing poetry and music lyrics for years.
My debut poetry book “Life, Sex & Death – A Poetry Collection Vol 1” is an International Award winning volume, having won an award in the Readers’ Favorite 2016 Book Award Contest for Inspirational Poetry Books.
I’ve collaborated with poets internationally and edited poetry for a variety of people who constantly praise me for helping them to improve the flow and rhythm of their pieces. My weapon of choice is humour, and I use it as often as possible, as it gets me out of trouble. Think of me like the thriller genre in that I am fast paced, relentless and impossible to put down!
My website contains Creativity Advice for budding novelists and writers. I reside in Tunbridge Wells, Kent in the UK.
Here’s where you can find David:
Blog: Too Full to Write: https://toofulltowrite.com
Twitter: David Ellis @TooFullToWrite https://twitter.com/TooFullToWrite
Gotta Run. So many books, so little time. ❤