We are creating a BOOK SECTION in the GOOD REED MAGAZINE to take in book reviews and the work of writers, published and unpublished. We are also delving back into the strategies of Charles Dickens who had his first books serialised as he wrote them chapter by chapter in the popular periodicals of the day. This instalment system which is mostly used by television studios today who have produced very successful series from ‘The West Wing’ and ‘Suits’ in the US to ‘East Enders’ in the UK is hardly used now by magazines and print outlets. The success of the serialisation system is that it is organised to satisfy the reader and at the same time leaves the reader with the desire and anticipation of reading the next instalment.
We have given you a Bio in our Blog on Laura Paterson, the author of ‘City of Angels’, our first serialised book. We hope this experiment will be successful in giving you her memoir, chapter by chapter, as she writes them.
by A.R. Duckworth. Sitting on my desk is her second novel set in the ancient civilisation of Egypt. The author has taken two well-known biblical stories and presented them in the reality of the times, in the style of two novels. It makes for compelling reading, so much so that one can hardly connect the kernel […]
Here is a new bio, this time to come from Canada published by the author, sub-titled ‘The River of My Life’. If I thought it was going to be another housewife’s memory lane, I was greatly surprised. And I was humbled by the incredible expanse of the author’s story, as her life took her from South Africa to Denmark to Canada […]
The Secret Resort of Nostalgia by Sahlan Diver. What a surprise to have an adventure mystery tale of secrets to review. So concealed are these secrets, that the whole scenario seems to be normal, even to the reader. Yet some of these secrets are kept hidden away until revelation day, when they suddenly surface with great […]
FOG NOIR 1958: A fabulist crime thriller by Sahlan Simón Cherpitel. Maybe you never heard about what happened. Maybe you did, and didn’t care. It was many years ago and the murders were not widely reported. Many of the deaths were never connected and news coverage quickly disappeared. The local authorities […]
by Ramon Kubicek. In the middle of a busy college teaching year, in my early 40s, I decided to go to New York. I had received a Rockefeller Flowfund Award for artwork and research connected with water. An art book I had written was being considered by a New York publisher, and a friend and mentor, the artist Beth Ames Swartz, was having an important exhibition […]
by A.R. Duckworth. Books on the ancient Egyptian dynasties are rare these days. According to Google sources, what is listed as the latest listed publications, apart from the famous Egyptologist Lord Carter’s book (price £175) on the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in the 1930s, are a clutch or romantic and or detective stories […]
How I Became An Artist by Ramon Kubicek As I huddle in the darkness with the blanket to my chin, three knives fly into the cabin door. Four flashlights switch on to see if the knives have found their target. A twelve-year-old named O’Mara whoops and jumps off his bunk. “I got it. You guys […]
Fear A Short Story by Monica Clarke She had decided to nurse John at home after his stroke. She had wanted to do it. Yet she was afraid.Fear, fear. Fear of everything. Fear of not being able to understand. Fear she might misinterpret his needs when his life depended on her understanding. Fear of not […]
By Hugo Pim Themas slept a lot. Only in his dreams could he find respite from the endless torment of reality. It was only then that he could regain the peace of mind that had so long deserted him. Thus, he slept. Warm memories floated back to him, carried forth on tides of longing. His […]
HOW DO YOU FIGHT FOR LOVE By RASHAD CARRE Published by Rashad Carre through Amazon – Price £7.98 ‘How Do You Fight for Love’ by Rashad Carre is titled mysteriously. What does it mean? Is it really an autobiography? It starts as if it is with typical biographical details. On the father’s side, the French […]