So I’m always curious to see what total strangers have to say about my writing. Speedloader (Snubnose Press) is getting some love over at Amazon and Goodreads, so I thought I’d share the kind words that these readers had to say about my story “Herniated Roots.” So far mostly five stars, nothing worse than four, from what I’ve seen.
“…trust me–this is noir burned to a crisp. I’ve seen a lot of Richard Thomas lately (Shotgun Honey, Dirty Noir). He delivers here with the seriously depressing Herniated Roots. A recovering alcoholic finds a girl who proves to be his true love. Or the cause of his slow death. Something like that. The message that “You’re screwed!” comes through loud and clear and brilliant. The character’s meandering yet inevitable demise proves to be (somehow) very satisfying.”
“What a nicely balanced group of stories to debut from Snubnose Press. They are companionable yet each one has a different tone, setting, style. Of course, as if often the case, a writer will choose the story most like he/she would write, or hope to write, and in my case I would single out the story that leaked the least amount of testosterone: Herniated Roots by Richard Thomas. (Not meant to offend, Mr. Thomas) It was a story that was most about prose. The language was lovely, the story well told. Thanks for a great debut from a wonderful group of writers. Nary a miss in the collection.”
“Richard Thomas’ Transubstantiate (currently on promo at 71p ) has just landed on my Kindle based on how good his effort here was.”
NOT BAD, yeah?