Saturday, 27 October 2012
A boost for Crystall
Al Place writes many different genres, but Chronicles of Mark Johnson is definitely one of, if not the best, of his short story compilations to date. This is definitely a do not miss read- Crystall Schall
These stories have been recently polished and the book was given a new face. It finally captures the imagination of Al Place perfectly. Well executed and written, these spine-tingling stories will keep you awake at night. In his noir style, Al Place brings these stories to life and although they are short, they are memorable!
The richly imagined character Mark Johnson jumps from the page, as does the other fully fleshed out characters, in such a way that you feel you are there. Nicely done "creep factor" keeps you turning the pages. All around good collection.
With this author's talent at telling a story, I can only hope for a novel at some point. Any of these shorts could become a larger volume. If anything that would be my complaint, I wanted more. Yezall, author of Restore- Bring 'em' back alive.
Dear Alan, I have just finished reading The Chronicles of Mark Johnson from cover to cover (you are an excellent storyteller and I didn't want to put it down once I had started). From Julia Petrakis in New York. Julia is the Co-founder of indiePENdents.org