- File Size: 241 KB
- Print Length: 102 pages
- Publisher: Sea Minor (December 21, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 21, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004LROUDG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #626,068 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
|Print List Price:||$3.95|
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Dirty Old Town (And Other Stories) Kindle Edition
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He's at his best with the stories written in first person, and fortunately that's the majority of them. It's the voice, man: it's authentic and sincere and real, shot through with remarkable bits of insightful black humor.
Like this one, from the title story, "Dirty Old Town", which starts with the narrator getting the bee-jeezus beaten out of him:
"It was like my birthday in reverse. They gave plenty and I ended up with less than I started with."
That line kills me.
At .99 cents on Kindle, this is the kind of bargain you don't wanna miss. Bird is the real deal.
"Taking a Line for a Walk"
"Dirty Old Town"
"One Hundred and Ten Percent"
Speaking of tricks, the price point of this baby's gotta be one. Nine stories from a guy at the top of his game for under a buck? I don't know what he's playing at, but I say snatch it up while the snatching is good...
These stories are excellent short entertainment and you simply can't get better value than $0.99. (P.S. to Nigel: I like your taste in music.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I honestly don’t know what this book was about. Great title, but what Old Town? I still don’t know. Is it Glasgow, London, Manchester, a little fishing village in Scotland, I don’t... Read morePublished on December 13, 2013 by Karl Wiggins
Flawed people in extreme circumstances. These stories are well written tales about people from the wrong side of town. Read morePublished on May 1, 2013 by Kindle Customer
I read the book in one sitting - the stories were quite different from each-other, and although there was slight cliche here and there, on the whole they were original and... Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by Pulmanomancer
This is a very well-written book of short stories. I am enjoying shorts more and more since I bought my kindle. Read morePublished on July 20, 2012 by Ignite
Was there one in this nihilistic vision of life without sense?
Some of the stories are good, not a lot of them, mind, and some are worth nothing with no perceptible... Read more
Nigel Bird's bleak style plays well in this collection of narratives. His characters bleed off the page and into your consciousness. Read morePublished on October 27, 2011 by Jason W. Stuart
Nigel Bird's collection DIRTY OLD TOWN is a nice surprise (and only 99 cents, amazingly!) His pacing, wit, and zinger endings are terrific. Read morePublished on October 5, 2011 by Low Zoo
Featuring nine stories by Edinburgh resident Nigel Bird, this short collection features tales told by adults and juveniles dealing with dark days and even darker thoughts. Read morePublished on August 18, 2011 by Kevin Tipple
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