In her collection, The Siege, Esther Newton has proven to be a versatile writer who is able to tell engaging stories, and create strong characters in a terse manner. While each story is an average of 2,000 words long, when reading those tales, the reader feels that he’s traveled a long way with the characters and the plot, as every sentence is in its place, and every word propels the story forward.
My two favorite stories in the collection would be The Siege, the title of the book, which tells a fast-paced tale of entrapment and liberation. And, The Best and Worst Bonfire Night Ever, which is great because Newton was able to narrate multiple events, from multiple viewpoints, in a brief number of pages.
Perfect for the prolific and the novice readers alike, The Siege and Other Award Winning Stories is a collection to keep on your tablet for whenever you need to escape into a fictional world. The book could be bought on Amazon and several other e-book sellers.
Book Link: http://www.amazon.com/Siege-Other-Award-Winning-Stories-ebook/dp/B00LCCG9S2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409628682&sr=8-1&keywords=the+siege+and+other+award+winning+short+stories
Esther Newton’s Blog: http://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/
9 thoughts on “Book Review: The Siege and Other Award Winning Short Stories”
I have Esther’s book in my Kindle queue. Thanks for reviewing!
Great! Let me know what you think of it 🙂
Great review Margaret, shall put it on my list! 🙂
I like this for so many reasons! Firstly, Esther Newton’s stories are well crafted and beautifully portrayed. Secondly, the book definitely does not disappoint. Third, but by no means least, Esther Newton has been a valued mentor who has helped me hone my skills in writing. Kudos to her for setting the bar high!
Yes, Esther is a great tutor. Thank you for commenting, Nyambura. 🙂
Thank you too, Margaret for your lovely words 🙂
Thank you so much, Nyambura for your kind words. They mean a lot. I hope you’re well and enjoying your writing 🙂
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My heart-felt thanks to Margaux for this 🙂
My pleasure 🙂 🙂