- File Size: 3472 KB
- Print Length: 142 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0958497842
- Publisher: Writers Circle Publishing (January 9, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 9, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003QCIQ14
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,340,765 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Something to Read on the Plane: A bit of Light Literature, Short Stories & Other Fun Stuff Kindle Edition
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If you've ever found yourself stranded on an aeroplane with nothing to read, then this book has provided the answer. It is a collection of previously published pieces and promises to keep the reader entertained. It is a compilation of humorous articles, short stories, plus a quiz, agony aunt column and a collection of malapropisms in book form to keep passengers amused. One of the short stories ;Family Ties was included in an anthology published by Cheshire Academic Press, University of Chester, UK. --Berea News Durban
It would make a perfect travelling and holiday companion. The quirky short stories - some a little naughty - might well prove the book's strong point. But I took a fancy to the word play, especially the collection of malaprospisms - the accidental misuse of words - which I'm sure you'll figure out without the explanations that the book gives. --The Idler, The Mercury Newspaper --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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If you are reading in economy class on a long-haul flight, you will probably need something that is engrossing to take your mind off the claustrophobic conditions and the engine noise. This book fails to do that.
However, not all the stories are humorous but overall I enjoyed this book.
As another reviewer said this did remind me also of the Reader's Digest stories.
I say pick it up, it is only $0.99.
This book has a little something for everyone. Some of the stories are funny, some thoughtful, one or two are a bit "spooky" and there's even a quiz.
For the price, you can't go wrong. I re-read it several times in the 5 years I've had it.
Top international reviews
Okay, so we started on clay tablets, moving onto papyrus and later wax tablets and parchment, but over the last 200 years when books began to pour off European printing presses adventure fiction has been the most popular genre. Nowadays, however, there are countless categories an author can slot her / his book into.
More recently, however, authors are viewing the world around them, taking note of the comedy and penning their thoughts in droll, entertaining or whimsical style. And this is just what Hurst-Nicholson has done here.
I have absolutely no hesitation is awarding this 5 Stars. Not only is this a book you can take on the plane, but you’ll also happily carry it into the doctor’s or dentist waiting room, on the bus on your way to work, or even while sitting in a coffee shop with a few precious moments to spare. I assure you, your time won’t be wasted.
I cannot say how much I approve of this new category of book. Brilliant!
In all, a pleasant collection of stories for in between novels.