"Will I read more? Most likely. I'm a sucker for things like this. I'm always the one at the State Fair paying ridiculous amounts of money to see the bearded lady and the horse with the biggest ----! (Yes, I really did pay to see that!) It's a quick, easy read that will shock you and make you smile. Give it a try!"----
review by Kara Leigh Miller, US reviewer.
"As I read this book I found myself laughing out loud at the antics of the players and my own flawed flow of thought. Of course, now my husband and kids no longer suspect of my sanity---they know with certainty that I'm nuts! If you're looking for a few tales that will make you think and make you laugh, Wacky Stories With Twist Endings Vol 1 is the book for you.
My final overall rating for this book by John M W Smith is 4.8 stars."----review by Melodee Aaron, US best-selling author of over 600 books.
"Once again I'd like to say that your stories seem genius to me. Wish they were made into a film. It's not only about the plot and the style, not even about the idea. It's like the characters stand up off the page and play it all in front of your eyes. I've been living with them for a while - while translating - and they don't quite let me go even after the translation is over. You've written something alive and breathing, and if it's not genius I don't know what is, then."
---Katerina Komissarova, English Language Teacher in Russia
(The author has gladly given his permission for these stories to be translated into Russian, by Mrs Komissarova, an English-language teacher in Russia, to be freely used as a teaching aid for her students.)
About the Author
An author who has had many stories published in the women's weekly magazines and literary journals, John was drawn to writing at an early age. At one time in his teenage years he was reading one book a day---the subject didn't matter, but it needed to grab his interest in the first couple of pages, or he would abandon it. And this is the rule he has since applied to all his writing, believing that if you haven't grabbed the reader straight away, you are not writing well enough.. After graduating with an Honors Degree in History he spent many years in academic publishing, at last leaving to pursue his long-held dream of becoming a writer. "Easily among the very best new writers we have seen", "fresh and original", "creates life-like characters---maybe too life-like" (whatever that means!), are some of the comments made by literary reviewers and consultants about his work. His favorite band is The Moody Blues.
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