Many authors write short stories sporadically over the years, so sometimes these collections are simply put out once the author has written enough to fill a book. ‘The Pain Tree’ is different because you can tell the stories are carefully curated to evoke particular emotions in the reader; personally, I felt wonderment at reading them.
I would say to read this book. It may make you despair, but it may also make you think sensibly about your own future or the future of those you love.
But I’ll tell you it’s full of adventure: scandalous royal plots, romance, epic battles, religious warfare, family grudges, and bad ass women. #Fantasy
This is one of the most innovative and imaginative novels I have read in a very long time. Abandon yourself to the magic and dive right in. I can fairly confidently say you’ll never look at a bee in quite the same way again.
Hoffman works as a Private Investigator in Brooklyn, so aside from that being SUPER COOL it means he has seen a lot of what he is writing about — which lends an air of authenticity to this book as well.
She was known to be keen to show that right does not necessarily prevail and in fact justice is often not done. This book does both of these things cleverly. #WomenWriters
“Her snarky attitude is something I really liked as well — and the fact that she does naughty things, like steal a key chain from a young mom that irritates her.” #WomanWriters
“Short stories are a great way of either getting back into reading after a reading slump or encouraging new readers. Ghost stories are not my usual genre of choice but I loved these as they had just the right amount of fear and uncertainty”
Come along as I read my way through 80’s comic series including Batman, Cloak and Dagger and The New Teen Titans.
“I’m not going to babble on about how great this book is because you should take this new found time to go buy it. Go to your local independent bookstore, pick it up from the library, or get it online. Just do it.” — Anne Logan
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If there is anything you, my loving readers, should know about me it’s that I love just about anything Sci-fi and Horror and I have a sweet spot for comics with either. Add a nibble of politics to that combo and my heart races!
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