Review: ‘Flashes of Vice: Vol III’ by Vincent de Paul

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Flashes of Vice (Volume III) is a collection of 44 creatively strewn short stories or flash fiction. What is remarkable about this collection is that it isn’t just a potpourri of stale stories duplicated in numbers just to make a voluminous collection. Far from it. This particular collection is one that will have any reader spellbound by its intrigues and no-hold-bare-it-all prosaic aloofness. The author Vincent de Paul is not a neophyte in the literary-dom, he’s a seasoned and well profiled Kenyan writer who knows his ink just like a chef to his onions. This collection is the third in his series of vivid flash fiction stories.

The collection premiers with the opener ‘quote-story’ titled 72 Virgins which is sort of a preview to subsequent stories of similar theme and scope.  Virgins in Short Supply is an epistolary story from Allah writing to Terrorists who go on suicide bombing…

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BOOK REVIEW: FLASHES OF VICE VOL III by VINCENT DE PAUL

More book reviews of our writers by Nancy Oyula.

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BOOK REVIEW: FLASHES OF VICE VOL III by VINCENT DE PAUL

BOOK: Flashes Of Vice Vol III

AUTHOR: Vincent De Paul

GENRE: Flash Fiction

ISBN: 978-9966-100-06-1

FIRST PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2017

PUBLISHER: Mystery Publishers (K) Ltd

LANGUAGE: English

Flash fiction! And this is even better as we have already had a taste of what the author has produced in his previous books. This very thought provoking and entertaining book is a collection of short stories which leave the reader wishing for more. Like previous volumes, every story penned by the author is interesting in its own way. Soon as you start on the first story, you get the urge to go on and on without having the urge to stop.  “The 72 virgins” is the first story in the book. This is not just a story, it’s more than that. Through this, we…

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BOOK REVIEW:BEYOND by FAMOUS ISAACS

Read a book review of one of our writer’s books, Famous-Isaacs Ogadu from Nigeria, by Nancy Oyula.

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BOOK REVIEW:BEYOND by FAMOUS ISAACS

BOOK: Beyond

AUTHOR: Famous Isaacs

Genre:Micro-Poetry

ISBN-13:  978-1518684838

ISBN-10: 1518684831

FIRST PUBLISHED:2015

PUBLISHER: Mystery Publishers

LANGUAGE:English

 

Famous Isaacs is a Nigerian blogger, film maker, novelist and professional photographer who *specializes in documentary shooting, weddings and making portraits. He has authored another poetry book, “One Day In The Falling Light Of Dusk”. The book was published in 2013.

In this book, the author talks about random topics. He uses very few lines in his verses. Possibly one of the fewest to ever been used in recent times. His verses are not that complex, just what any reader can read and enjoy at any given period of the day, and in any situation.

The author starts telling his tale while in London. It’s six in the A.M. He has been dreaming about about an unknown person. The author says the un-named character burns…

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