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"Ugly Stories For Beautiful People" by James Burr

James Burr's first collection of inter-linked short stories is now available (ISBN: 9781430320371) from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and by special order from all good booksellers.

Described as being reminiscent of the work of Will Self and J.G. Ballard, "Ugly Stories For Beautiful People" draws together James Burr's previously published short fiction.

From the back cover:-

"A sinister group who prowl Barcelona's streets, all sporting the same blue tattoos; a man who discovers that free will is more than just a philosophical argument; a pregnancy testing kit that really only wants the best for it owner; a man stalked by a shadowy group who seem to know every detail of his relationship, and an insane Doctor who makes the phrase "choosing a life-style" all too literal. In this, his first collection of short stories, James Burr explores life, love and everything in between with chilling insight and irresistible wit. Including the stories "Blue" and "Menage a Beaucoup", which both received Honourable Mentions in "The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2004", "Ugly Stories For Beautiful People" is at turns disturbing, moving and blackly comic, and shows a powerful imagination at work."

"James Burr... proves that a short story is a product of craft and skill, not a clapped out vehicle for a recycled idea." S. Dennett, "ZENE: The Guide To The Inependent Press."

""Life's What You Make It" by James Burr, is an example of superlative speculative fiction." Geoff White, FUTURENOIR.
© 2001; James Burkes
 
 
 

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