Author Nom D. Plume
Thank you to the author for providing me with a copy of their book in exchange for this honest review.
Tales From an Odd Mind is a collection of short stories with a few poems thrown in for good measure. The short story collection is divided into a few different sections to contain slightly different themes and styles.
My favorite section is the first. It’s all short stories that are read as first chapters to yet unfinished novels. I love this idea for a short story collection. Each story is designed to grab your attention and leave you wanting more.
There were a handful of these first chapters that I would definitely continue to read as a full book. I want to know what happens! The chapter entitlted “Origin and Dandelion” was especially intirguing to me. It has a mysterious character and style that I would really like to be able to follow up on.
As with almost all short story collections there are some that are weaker than others but none of the stories in this collection were ever bad. Some were more to my tastes than others but none were written poorly.
The stories mostly have either a mystery or sci fi bend to them but many genres are represented. There are bound to be a couple that stand out to any reader.
Tales From an Odd Mind delights further by having nice title pages with pictures for each story. It helps keep each of the short stories from blending together if you decide to read more than one at a time.
It is a quick read, I finished it over a couple of coffee breaks. But it was a nice pause in between some of my heavier reading.
If you like short stories of any genre I can recommend this collection and I would definitely read another collection from this pseudo-named author.
4/5 mysteries ❓❓❓❓