#Review Cold Fiction by John Samson #shortstories

Cold Fiction is a selection of short stories inspired by the album Cold Fact by Rodriguez. The stories have little to do with the song other than use the title, although there is a thread running through all the stories.

These stories are some of John Samson’s earliest writings and in their rawness give a flavour of the breadth of his imagination and what’s to come as his writing has matured. There’s something for everyone in this collection from the sweetly sad Sugarman telling the story of sugarmice, so wonderfully captured in pears below, to the hard hitting I wonder. There are twists and turns in some (I can’t say which because that will defeat the object), whilst others – Hate Street Dialogue – go off into fantasy world. All leave you thinking differently.