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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

review: sweet tooth by Philip Ellis

“Hot things, sharp things, sweet things, cold things All rot the teeth, 
and make them look like old things” - Benjamin Franklin

Sweet Tooth
have you an hour or less to spare for reading but unsure as to what would be worth your while? i invite you then to join me in savoring a collection of short fiction to feed your soul. there are 16 on the menu and i leave you to decide which you wish to partake of but allow me to help you by pointing out some of my favorites:
  • be careful when you grab the Black Rabbit from the magician's hat. remember that "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."
  • be on your guard. if you notice something different about your newborn child there is a strong possibility that a Changeling has taken its place.
  • go on a date with The Girlfriend of your dreams. if you "can't beat 'em, join 'em."
  • listen to your parents well. find comfort when they leave The Night Light on and if it goes out, let its light burn bright in your memory.
  • lastly, once you decide on this confection, there is No Going Back. this is my top choice. here, reverse chronology was brilliantly employed. it is a tricky technique but the writer has successfully sustained my interest from the story's end to its beginning. you heard me right - from the end to the beginning. try it out. it is highly recommended!
did i whet your appetite now?

Philip Ellis' anthology of 16 short tales is a satisfying read. he has written something for everyone to devour. i hope that whatever it is you crave for, you get to sink your Sweet Tooth into it with pleasure.

bon appétit!

*Sweet Tooth is available at e-Quills and Amazon.
my personal rating is: 
 
Sweet Tooth may not 
be suitable for young
readers 17 & under





Disclosure of Material Connection: i received an eARC of Sweet Tooth from the author himself. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

 

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