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Shades [Kindle Edition]

Arthur Slade
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Book Description

An eclectic collection of spine-tingling, gut-churning, irreverent, dark, fantastical, and sometimes downright hilarious short stories by the Edgar-nominated author of DUST and THE HUNCHBACK ASSIGNMENTS. Slade's writing style has shades of Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, William Gibson, and Ry Cooder. And he has an eye for odd details and macabre situations that is all his own.

Stories include:

Stubb - a boy named Stubb will prove he's a werewolf one way or another.
Virtual Dragon - in the future Kung Fu movies will rule the box office and wars will be fought over the proceeds.
Jesus Busts A Bronc - a special appearance by Jesus at a small town rodeo. A miracle? And what is Judas doing there?
Bubbles: The Diary of Terrance Winslow - some neighbors are much, much worse than others.
Snow White and the Seven Elves - how to win the kingdom and look good while doing it.
Garbage Day - One never knows what's really in the garbage.

Sixteen startling stories in all.

About the Author:
Arthur Slade was raised on a cattle ranch in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchewan and he caught the writing bug at an early age. He started with poems, moved on to short stories, then graduated to novels, writing in the style of his favourite authors: King, Bradbury, and Heinlein. He is the author of sixteen bestselling books, including the "Northern Frights" series, "Jolted," and "The Hunchback Assignments." He currently lives in Saskatoon, Canada.
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Product Details

  • File Size: 336 KB
  • Print Length: 79 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Dava Enterprises (March 1, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Q9TCUK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,228,917 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome collection - great diversity March 16, 2011
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There is no question I love Arthur Slade's books, have read nearly all of them and enjoyed each one. From the award winning Dust to the quirky Tribes or Jolted: Newton Starker's Rules for Survival, each one is new and different and shows a breadth of skill in storytelling not often seen. Yet what amazed me most about this collection of short stories was that the variety of plots, storylines and genres represented far surpasses all of his previous work. The stories included in this collection are:

Snow White and the Seven Elves
What's Coming
Garbage Day
Gydian Fights His Greatest Foe
Virtual Dragon
Resurrection Blues
Walt Does The Resurrection
Jesus Busts a Bronc
Not With A Whimper
The Elephant King
A Time For Autonomy
Number Nine World

From his story about a young man sure he is becoming a werewolf, to the hilarious take on Snow White as a socialite and back-stabbing money hungry wench, there is something in this collection for everyone. There is a hilarious story about accountants and how they destroyed the Knights business, because a Knight just cannot afford to fight the dragons any more. Another is about a young man enchanted and charmed by Autumn who then leaves his life, school and family behind to disappear with this apparition. This was an awesome collection of short stories. I have already read it twice and know I will reread it again and again. The book also has the first chapter of Slade's award winning Dust as an afterwards so if you have not read it, you will be hooked after reading that first chapter.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not the creepiest selection June 15, 2014
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Some of these short stories are great, some aren't that good, but the rest are all okay. Nothing was too creepy or scary, in my opinion but it was okay.
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Arthur Slade was raised in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchewan (on a ranch) and began writing at an early age. He received an English Honours degree from the University of Saskatchewan, spent several years writing advertising and now writes fiction full time. He is the author of seventeen novels, including the "Northern Frights" series of books, "Dust" (which won the Governor General's award), "Tribes," "Monsterology" and "The Hunchback Assignments" series. He also penned the graphic novel "Modo: Ember's End." He currently lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.


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