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Slice of Life Paperback – November 30, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
The writer "exposes something of his own life..., turns the good times and the bad times into fictions, puts them through the Paul Haines GenreBenderBlender..., and rubs our faces in the existential human condition of it all - somehow managing to entertain us at the same time," observes fellow author Geoffrey Maloney in the foreword to the Mayne Press edition (2009). "I find the more of me I put into the story, the more verisimilitude the piece takes on, and that in turn opens wide the floodgates for the ocean of the fantastic. The weaving of truth and lies becomes hard to distinguish," adds Haines in the introduction.
I've rated these writings of different length and depth in the light of their entertainment value/originality, style/literary execution, and message/moral, arriving at an average of 3.4. Stories that have been awarded 4 or 5 include: struggling author hooked on antidepressant for cats while yearning for a kiss of the Muse ('The devil in Mr.Read more ›