Until now my only experience of Jonathan Hill's writing had been one of his Maureen books - A Letter for Maureen, Maureen is a lovely character and makes an appreance in this collection of short stories. As the title suggests this is a range of different stories, but the book seems to have a darker undercurrent - which suits me just fine!
The Lollipop Man was my favourite and has a real creepy feel to it and to the author's credit there isn't a bad story amongst the collection. I read through them all quickly and that is a testament to the writing, it just get drawing me on.
It's usually at this point that I mention any niggles or problems I had with the book, but in this case there is none - this is a superb collection.
Ten dark tales to intrigue, move and surprise.
A lollipop man turns out to be schoolboy Adam's worst nightmare.
A married couple's sleep is shattered by a mysterious night visitor.
Little Alice is drawn to the secret inside her parents' wardrobe.
Widower George grows closer to his best friend, who just happens to be a garden bird.
And Maureen, star of her own series of misadventures, returns in a brand new disaster!
A book of ~32,000 words
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