5.0 out of 5 stars
A magician with words, 14 Jun 2009
By DJM King "david61751" (Australia)
Alex Keegan writes some of the finest short fiction around and this collection contains some of the best examples of his art.
`Ballistics', a chilling but poignant account of human anger that gives rise to disastrous consequences, was an excellent choice as the title story. Personal favourites are however those written in Keegan's inimitable Welsh voice: 'Meredith Toop Evans and his Butty Ernest Jones'; 'The Last Love Letter of Berwyn Price'; and 'The Bastard William Williams'.
Like the pauses between musical notes, the stories in this book will ring true long after the last sentence has been read. Keegan's magic lies in what is being said without the saying. His stories are never short in the real term.
David and Myra King