I feel utterly compelled to give mad props to friend and author, David Niall Wilson
. He is one helluva writer.
I’ve been quite snowed under of late. Between rising demands at the day job and pounding the keys on my latest project, I haven’t had much time to sit back and enjoy a good book.
A month or more ago, I snagged a copy of Defining Moments
. It is a collection of shorts that Mr. Wilson brings to life with the skill and flare of a master wordsmith. This is truly a one of a kind collection and put in a limited edition, hand-bound, signed, hardback to boot. Dave has outdone himself and considering how much I’ve enjoyed his work to date, that’s saying something.
I finally had a chance to read it this weekend. Some of the stories I’ve read before, but they seem to evolved and the new experience exceeded my expectations.Synopsis
Enter a world of chilling terror and thrilling unease. David Niall Wilson will be your guide as you meet vampires, werewolves and other things altogether more terrible. Defining Moments is a representative collection of this award-winning author’s novellas, novelettes and stories – with three all new tales (including two lengthy novellas).
Here is the line up:
• Preface by David Niall Wilson
• Defining Moments
• The Lost Wisdom of Instinct
• For These Things I Am Truly Thankful
• Cockroach Suckers
• More Than Words
• The Call of Farther Shores
• Bloody Knife & Morning Star
• The Gentle Brush of Wings
• The Death-Sweet Scent of Lilies
• To Dream of Scheherazade
• A Taste of Blood and Roses
• The Milk of Paradise
• ’Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky
My only regret in picking this book to end my long dry spell, is that it ended to quickly. I devoured the words, lost myself in other worlds, other times and for a moment, I was transported from all of life’s trials and tribulations. Thanks Dave, I really needed the reprieve. I anxiously await your next book.
Be sure to pick up a copy while you still can. There aren’t many in existence and the number of copies for sale are dwindling by the day. Don’t miss out on a truly great collection of works.
Also stop by and tell him I said thanks for a perfect Saturday afternoon.
Rating: 5 Stars
Labels: Book Review, David Niall Wilson