- File Size: 3128 KB
- Print Length: 167 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1503036146
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Fireside Press (October 29, 2014)
- Publication Date: October 29, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00P0L0JCI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,290,125 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Wishful Thinking (Wishes Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
All wishes we make - how dangerous they are when they come true! - is the main theme of all stories. They can be good, wishing an infinite kindness and love for all, or more selfish, evil, serving only an individual. Either way, they are equally risky, tipping over the point of balance. For me Wishful Thinking is more a variation on the choices we make. Some of them free-willingly, some other powerlessly. Call it fate, karma, or destiny - we are all interwoven in the net of what we know as Reality. Are those wishes really ours?...
And at the end of all paths lies an ultimate pain, cleansing, self-offering and a final liberation, catharsis: god-like but destroying.
My favorites are the stories of Armfield, Strange, Kirk and Draa.
Go for it!
I read the anthology in it's entirety and will take a second thought next time I make a wish. This anthology has horror, poetry and strange. Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. That phrase drags you to the pits of hell, to strange rivers, kingdoms, cemeteries and much more.
If you are a fan of Fireside Press then your in for a ride, if this is you first time. Then make a wish and open this book.
My Favorites, but the whole book ROCKS!!!
**James Daley's "Coffin Dwellers" a seducing nightmare with a Devil's contact.
**Rick Austin. "The flip of a coin can tell it all. What you wish for may just be on the flip side"
**"The Burning River" by Kevin Strange is an apocalypse like no other and the smell of burning flesh.
**Eric Hendrixson's Ninja story was short but the twitch of an eyebrow talking has me wanting more.
**Lily Luchesi; Tale that falls in suit of of Outer Limits. A horror story with a twist of humanity.
I had a hard time trying to pick a favorite here, and as I do with any anthology I view it as a whole. How well does it flow? How good are the stories? In Wishful Thinking the answers are quite well and well written. These are all talented authors that have written stories that fit the theme well and elevate it to an anthology that keeps you on your toes. If you like dark horror you're gonna love this one.
There were a few things in the antholog.There were paragraphs which ran on for pages. In one of the stories one paragraph crept over four pages. I felt like I was wading through words and they lost their impact as a result. This was exacerbated in some stories by a lot of telling rather than showing, and in one frequent swapping of tenses. I wasn't sure if I was in a flashback or not at be point. The insertion of the poems feel clunky and I'd like to see these in a separate piece perhaps or at least the odd formatting addressed ( different indents with one of them).
On the whole this is a good book with a variety of styles and writing, at 77p in the UK it's cheaper than a cup of coffee and will keep you entertained for a couple of hours! I'd give it a solid three stars for lots of promise and I would definitely read more of some of the contributors.