Ralph and the Purple Fly by Christopher Brunt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
An excellent and rather mad account of a purple fly, a headless dog and the maddening state of endless ambition.
I found myself completely gripped by the final two chapters, slowing my reading pace hugely in an effort to cling to ever word and not miss a thing.
You will certainly have to be in the mood for something oddly intriguing to enjoy this; and do not mistake it for sci-fi, because that is far from what it is. The style hangs somewhere between a Franz Kafka modernist tale and something written by H G Wells. There really is a traditional element to this rather mad book, which you may want to cling to like a life raft!?! :]
While this is not a genre I would generally read I would highly suggest giving this a go. It a great read.
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I'll be contacting the author this week to see if he'd like to come and do an author Q&A with me. Fingers crossed he'll join us. Keep an eye out for updates.
From May - June, I ran the Serious Flash Fiction project. The project asked storytellers to tell a story in just 129 characters, using Twitter. Contributors could write, upload picture, or use the video capture, but the main idea was to tell a story and hash-tag #SFFiction. As the hash-tag stole 11 characters from twitters 140 character maximum the challenge to write a flash fiction piece in just 129 characters was born.
Ben Warden - Editor of the #SFFiction project and author of 'Life Without', which made the top ten literary fiction e-books on amazon.