ABOUT THE BOOK
Horrifying illusions. Classified government operations.
Heavily guarded secrets.
Cryptic rumors. Dangerous prisoners.
Irresistible passion. Demonic magic.
Piers Anthony weaves this and more into Writer’s Retweet, a collection of five short stories abounding in the adventure, magic, and naughtiness that fans have come to know and love from this author.
In “Experiment,” “Discovery,” and “Mission,” painfully average Bigelow Bilge and Paula Plaintiff are thrust unwillingly into a world fraught with terrifying, victim-specific illusions. Who—or what—is the source of these horrifying encounters? Why have Bigelow and Paula been targeted?
A newspaper reporter in “Dull Street Incident” gets wind of a delicious scandal rumored to have punctuated a stale suburban street. Menacing prisoners, conniving teenage girls, and one well-kept secret leads this reporter to the story of a lifetime. But who will believe it?
In “Forbidden Fruit,” dowdy, middle-aged Edith happens upon a mysterious fruit that completely alters her life—and the life of Kent, an attractive, young neighbor. Seduced by her newfound magical abilities and rediscovered sex appeal, Edith plunges into a world filled with demons, pleasure, and unthinkable risk.
MY REVIEW (4 stars)
Writer’s Retweet is a collection of five stories. The first three follow the same storyline, while the last two stand alone.
This was my first time reading a story told in this way, and I found it engaging immediately. The first three stories really pulled me in. These aren’t stories about in-depth character development or discovering a complicated plot line, but I still found it entertaining to read. Piers Anthony writes crisply and effectively, stringing a high intensity situation with lighthearted comedy. The fact that these were all written in the style of tweets grounds the story in this twenty first century world.
I love the magical elements that Piers Anthony brings into most of the stories. Even though the fourth story has a more realistic setting, the ‘rumor’ element gives it, and all the other stories, an air of mystery, which is probably what I enjoyed most.
This is a short and lighthearted read for someone looking to distress and enjoy something new and fun.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Piers Anthony is one of the world's most popular fantasy authors, and a New York Times bestseller twenty-one times over. In addition to the Xanth series, Anthony is the author of many other best-selling works. Piers Anthony lives with his wife in Inverness, Florida.
DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.