Annie On Writing

April 26, 2013

Mercury Blobs by Sylvia Petter – a review

Filed under: Book Review,Review — Annie Evett @ 10:39 am

Mercury Blobs, a collection of short stories by wordsmith Sylvia Petter, has just been released by Raging Aardvark Publishing. Bursting with characters who invite ou into their private lives, the stories nestle easily together, despite thier varied themes and settings.

Sylvias writing voice is both forthright and strong; her zest for life and passion for character driven tales blazes throughout the anthology . Some of the stories are chilling, others force tears;  into the eyes, but each delivers a sting in the tale, forcing the reader to reconsider their assumptions and inviting them to re-read the story with new eyes.

“The brilliant stories in Sylvia Petter’s Mercury Blobs are sometimes very funny and sometimes very moving, and often they are both at once, which is one of the best tests of a truly serious writer. Moreover, she is a master of the very short fictional forms that have become a crucial expressive medium of the 21st-century sensibility. This is a splendid collection from a gifted writer.”

–Robert Olen Butler, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain.

This is a collection of flash fiction which will challenge and delight readers.

Mercury Blobs is available on Amazon in both paperback and kindle formats.


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