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Welcome!! My name is Paul Lappen. I am in my early 50s, single, and live in Connecticut USA. This blog will consist of book reviews, written by me, on a wide variety of subjects. I specialize, as much as possible, in small press and self-published books, to give them whatever tiny bit of publicity help that I can. Other than that, I am willing to review nearly any genre, except poetry, romance, elementary-school children's books and (really bloody) horror.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Cops, Crooks and Other Stories in 100 Words

Cops, Crooks and Other Stories in 100 Words, Mark S. Bacon, Archer & Clark Publishing, 2012

Here is a group of extremely short stories, on a variety of subjects.

There are murder mysteries here, along with speculative fiction and mainstream fiction. As the book title says, the attraction behind each of these stories is that each of them is exactly 100 words long. Anything under 1000 words is known as "flash fiction." Such a limitation certainly forces the author to get right to the point of the story.

Some of these stories are easy to understand, while others will require some extra thought. This book was made to be read while siting in the doctor's office, or at the airport. For a very quick read, this book deserves serious consideration.

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