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The Waster's Tale [Kindle Edition]

Stephen Livingston
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An award-winning short story following twenty-four hours in the life of a young Glaswegian man. It's written in the first person using the narrator's vernacular voice. First published in the anthology "Glasgow Tales" this story won the EndPapers Tales Series prize.

Cover Design by Paul Brannan.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2364 KB
  • Print Length: 8 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Y1KKI8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,837,302 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strikingly Original August 23, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This strikingly original short story tells the story of a Glaswegian man's alcohol fuelled evening. This story boldly experiments with the protagonist's diction, as the author presents us with a daring voice which incorporate the exactitudes of a Glaswegian accent. At first, this accent can be jarring but once the reader becomes accustomed to this fascinating voice the storytelling becomes incredibly rewarding.

Not content with just providing us with a unique voice, the author also provides us with a fascinating tale of excess that stays with you long after you have read this story.

If you are looking for an exciting new voice in contemporary fiction you need to read The Waster's Tale.
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4.0 out of 5 stars fun read May 12, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed reading the story in the tongue of the narrator. Seemed unnecessary to repetitiosly use the c-word.
very unique writing style.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I Don't Know Why I Download June 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As a previous reviewer mentioned, the "c" word usage was excessive. It was a true waste of time and that is why I never bothered to finish it.
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More About the Author

Stephen Livingston is an award winning short story author. His first published work, Choose Your Future, won the inaugural Canongate Prize for New Writing and is available in the anthology Scotland Into The New Era. His short story The Waster's Tale won the EndPapers Tales Series Prize and is available in the anthology Glasgow Tales. Another story Recycling was published in the anthology Scores 4 available from St Andrews University Dept of English where he received a post-graduate M. Litt. in Creative Writing. Kindling, his first collection of short stories, received the ePublishing Consortium Writers Award for exceptional writing.


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