Genre: Short Story Collection
“Everyone is capable of sin. You, me, the old woman on the bus in the seat across from you who nibbles a packet of cheese & onion every day, the woman in the business suit you see on the subway every day who’s always on her phone, the old woman who lives next door and never opens her curtains, even the chubby, red-faced, slightly balding man who’s usually ahead of you in the chippie queue every lunch time.”
This is the first book of a series the author will be releasing this year, one book a month for seven months (this one was released in February). Each book will focus on a different one of the seven deadly sins with 10 stories in each book.
“Pamela Scott lives in Glasgow, UK with her partner. Her poems and stories have been published in various magazines…”
For more, visit Ms. Scott’s website.
Each of the 10 stories in this book focus on lust in its various forms. As you might expect of a collection like this, some of the stories are going to work better for any particular reader than others (your favorites will be different than mine), but overall the collection and stories are a solid effort that makes for a quick, enjoyable read.
Some adult language.
UK spelling conventions and slang.
A few more proofing and copy editing issues than I’d like to see in a book of this length, but still in the borderline acceptable range.
Rating: **** Four Stars
Reviewed by: BigAl
Approximate word count: 8-9,000 words