Review Category: The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016


Gathoni1991

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org The book has a total of thirty four short stories, two graphic novel illustrations and one novella. The themes that arise from the book include: teenage pregnancy, child trafficking, love and romance, betrayal and infidelity, flawed justice systems as well as rogue religious leaders. The beauty of short stories is that they are pithy, thus the themes are very much out there. The language used to narrate the stories is simple, but beautified with a vast
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Carol-Anne Trollip

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Every short story and both the graphic novels and not forgetting the novella were mesmerizing and attractive reads. Completely refreshing and captivating. I absolutely appreciate the all-round greatness of this collection of literature. In general, I find books containing collections of literature to have mostly mediocre reads with perhaps one or two good reads. It is clear that Mr. Coles lives by a code of “excellence always’. Mr. Coles has a writing style of note. His
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David Ifeanyi

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I give this book a 4 out of 4 stars because of the beauty and flow of its narration. I found no errors or mistakes. The author has a good way with words and he is very creative as well. His characters are enticing and each new story brings out a new emotion to my mind. The two graphic novels and the single novella are beautifully written and each story is unique in its own way.
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gelli_baranda

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I like that the book has variety in terms of presentation, theme, and content. This is an excellent book for busy yet voracious readers, for which you can scroll through the pages on your own time, find a story you like, and immerse yourself in your little, made-up world before going back to the bustling reality. It is a good medium to detach yourself from worldly issues and concerns and be entertained for a while. Variety,
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Marion Jepkosgei

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Although these stories can be read as stand-alones, they have one thing in common: they’re all human-centred. They are emotional stories that leave you thinking about other people as well as your personal life. Before every story were illustrations that increased my anticipation for what awaited me in them. One memorable illustrated story was ” Homunculus.” This story features dwarf characters and their pursuit of love. This particular story has graphics at the end of the
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HusainNecklace52

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org What I really enjoyed about this book is that every story is unique and replete with an array of emotions and feelings. No single short story in this book leaves the readers with the same sense of experience that they felt in the previous story. This shows how gifted the author of the book is because invoking such a range of feelings in every short story is not an easy task, especially when there are more
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Crystal_rain

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org What I liked most about this book was that even though the stories are short, I was still able to connect with each new character. This has been made possible due to the author’s engaging writing techniques and captivating topics. I also appreciated the mixture of themes that varied from being serious to having a dark edge. Each story was concluded well and left with no unsatisfying loose ties. Not only this, but each story varied
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Neoli

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Illustrated Short Fictions of William H. Coles: 2000-2016 contains a wide array of stories, graphic novels, and a novella. All of which have interesting endings that play out quite unexpectedly. The author, William H. Coles, manages to present life in both its beauty and cruelty. His stories tackle the joys of young love, family problems, lost friendship, and so much more. Honestly, I loved all the short stories. I think all of them were well written
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The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Though every narrative was different, there was a writing style that impressed me. The way Coles provided a perspective in each one and the details he wrote were enticing. You can hardly put down the work once you start! There was no disappointing end to any of the stories, some being left to the reader’s imagination. The twists and mysteries are my favourite parts in any novel, so this book was perfect. What I loved most
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derialist

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org The author’s clever use of prognostics made me anxious about getting to that pivotal moment when a character’s decision affected the outcome of the story massively. Ultimately, there were lots of unexpected twists in the way the author narrated the stories, and despite long read, it was entertaining and thought-provoking. My verdict on this book is affirmative to the quality of the stories inside. I loved the uniqueness of each story. The author reused some character
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anoushka_thakur

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Most of the stories revolve around the themes of loss and love and sometimes of unrequited love. The author’s compelling narration made this book stand out, even with short stories. These stories mirror reality, and I could relate to many stories. The author uses both first and third-person narration that gave intensity and charm to the stories. Overall the book is edited well. The author kept me engaged throughout the book. The endings had a soft
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Kanda_theGreat

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Coles’ reputable writing style is generally evident in every story. He uses irony and sarcasm to contradict human behaviour. This helped me to reflect on why some characters behaved the way they did. I was then able to identify with them and even ‘forgive’ their impulsive actions. My favourite story was Suchin’s Escape. Although Harry is a criminal, his remorseful attitude leads him to rescue Suchin from a razing car by risking his life. I also
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Samgum50

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org What I appreciate about William H. Coles writing is that he gave the stories realistic endings. I can’t deny that there were times where I felt frustrated by how the stories ended because I thought it was unfair. However, life isn’t fair. Things do not always end up the way we imagine. The short stories highlighted themes such as love, family, social injustice, religious beliefs, grief, materialism, prostitution, murder, morality, poverty, and death. Read the entire
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plnjimenez

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org What I liked most about the book is that despite the brevity of each story, it remains with you. It affects you emotionally. No matter how brief, the pain of the characters can be deeply felt. You find yourself empathizing with them and wish the story went longer. It is also interesting how the author incorporates unexpected twists in the stories. Each plot is rich with memorable events; thus, it leaves you wanting more. You can
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Tonika632

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016 by William H. Coles is a collection of 33 short stories, one novella, and two graphic novels. Each story deals with characters that carry the weight of life. Their struggle is developed through stories uniquely. I loved every bit of this book because I could find myself in some stories. Read the entire review here… Tonika632


AJ_Williams011

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org The characters are woven with immersive and intense personalities that contribute to the depth of the plot and realism of the novel. William H. Coles’ writing is a creditable paradigm of efficient and well-edited work. The appealing and attention-catching stories definitely had me reading on the edge of my seat, drowning me in a tide of swirling emotions. Although I desire to change a minor factor, I feel that it’s in Coles’ trademark writing style that
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Mrunalpatki

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org In short, the stories brought out all the emotions in me, laughter, tears, sadness, fear, worry, terror, compassion. Each story had a different flavor to offer, and I savored them all. To quote Coles, his stories were good because “He shows a character by a logical progression of acts and thoughts.” By enhancing the reader’s knowledge about the characters, he made their victimization more dramatic. Every character was a one-of-a-kind. Read the entire review here… Mrunalpatki


victoriasimons

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org It has been a pleasure to review Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016 by William H. Coles. This is a collection of some of the most thought-provoking short stories I have read in a while, each with a unique focus but tied together by some consistencies in style. Coles explores an impressive range of perspectives, offering insight into a number of different cultures, religions and lifestyles. Read the entire review here… victoriasimons


Che Sparrowbosa

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars as I myself am a lover of short stories. It was overall exceptionally well edited, and Coles was able to appeal to every reader at least once in this book through his various themes. Whether you like romance, action or a quick read that can teach you a short lesson the author wrote on all platforms. It was also very well written in terms of the impact
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calciumm

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I like the writing style of the author. Despite the short length of the tales, Coles’ managed to fit in a unique and thorough plot. What I liked most about the anthology is how it delves into the grey areas of morality and how circumstances can affect one’s decisions. The plight of the characters parallels real life situations despite being a fiction book. Some examples of these are manipulation, cheating, as well as child sex trafficking.
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Marion Jepkosgei

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org These stories are carefully crafted. They’re exceptionally-thought out and presented with exemplary coherence. The characters are very relatable too. William H Coles is definitely gifted with the art of evoking emotion. I didn’t find any errors while reading. This means that it was professionally edited. I therefore award this collection a perfect score of 4 out of 4 stars. The stories were really interesting and carried moral lessons with them. Having read William H Coles other
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Jayashree Raveendran

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org The stories are real, the characters could be you or me, the plot is everywhere out there among the rich, the common and even the downtrodden. They are graphic enough for us to visualize the emotions in each of the characters and the scenes of the plots. I rate this book 4 out of 4. This book provides us with varying definitions of victory. There is nothing that I disliked or felt should have been different
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writestuff

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org From the first pages it’s abundantly clear, why William H. Coles has been awarded for his short stories. The author has the art of making emotions felt, to be real. I couldn’t help reacting strongly to the stories and their endings. I appreciated not knowing what moment captured, would end the story I was on. The writing is a fine example of well edited work. The characters are deeply defined in a masterful way. In moments
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Ladydawn103

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I happily give this book 4 out of 4 stars. I loved almost every story. Quite a few of these stories were sad. There are stories of lost love, some of loss, some of yearning for love, some about new life; one for every emotion. There are also some stories that have taboo subjects like child sex trafficking or pregnancy loss. A celebration or tragedy for every stage of life. As I mentioned before, these stories are
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mareeann12

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org If the reader is looking for happily ever after, you won’t find it here. But if you want a ride through the dark side, you’ll enjoy this collection. The thing I liked most about this book was the variety and uniqueness of each story. The writing was that good. I have to give this collection 4 out of 4 stars. The writing, editing, and artwork are all excellent. Read the entire review here… mareeann12


Don Pwai

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I also loved suspense used by the author in coming up with the stories. Each and every story is filled with suspense at its boiling point. There is ensuing suspense around the major events in each short story. I must admit, the suspense therein increased desire to learn about the fate of the leading characters in each story. Suspense made the stories more interesting. Other styles employed by the author in coming up with this novel
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KatBookLover

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016 by William H. Coles is a collection of 33 short stories, two graphic novels and one novella. It seems like a strange mix, but all this work makes a perfect sense. They are linked all together by two things: illustrations and a theme. All the stories are focusing on darker side of human´s soul. Do we really know ourselves? Can we predict our behaviour? What does good and bad
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C-obi

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org The story was well-written. The characters were well-developed and properly linked. I had no difficulty understanding who was whom in the story. The concept behind the story was realistic. Here you find Catherine, a surgeon’s wife who found herself in a marriage where she was used as a bait for financial favors, falling genuinely in love with the man she least expected. It raises very important questions to parents on the need to respect the decisions
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corinaelena

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I loved noticing the diversity of characters presented in the book. No matter how lonely, or special you might think you are, William H. Coles manages to make everyone feel included. I believe the main goal the author set was to prove that nothing is impossible: life is rough, and many unimaginable things are constantly happening to us. His characters, no matter how unique and deranged, show the rough reality of life. The tragedies presented can
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fmd1821

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Coles always reveals his preference for profound and often controversial themes in his works. I read some of his novels, but this is the first time I read his short fiction. I found here the same commitment of his longer works. Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles tells stories about love, diversity, death, guilt, and punishment – only to mention a few themes. Coles develops these themes with clarity, and at the end of each story,
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Seriousbookreader

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org It’s a good, fast-paced read and the book offers poignant storytelling and meaningful takeaways by the author, William Coles. I like that his stories have no open endings. The stories are complete, leaving you completely drenched with emotions feeling like a complete human. Common themes are complicated relationships, humanity, love, and injustice in the world and every shade of emotions. The emotions are piercing and hit you at the most unexpected times. If you are in a
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emptyC

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org There are so many subjects covered in this book that that it is hard to pick a favorite out of the thirty-six stories the author has wrote. Most of the stories cover the darker side of humanity such as Suchin’s Escape. Reading about a poor girl who is stuck into prostitution at a young age and tries hard to escape that life was sad. However the help she received from the most unexpected person was uplifting. So
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Reviewed By Ankita Shukla for Readers’ Favorite

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 5/5 Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016 by William H. Coles is a collection of about 35 diverse short stories. One thing that all these stories share in common is their depth. These stories trigger emotions in you and force you to think out of the box. The plots are extremely diverse in nature. While Suchin’s Escape focuses on Suchin trying to get out of forced prostitution, The Indelible Myth is a story about a boy who just
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Reviewed By Vernita Naylor for Readers’ Favorite

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 5/5 If you are looking for and interested in a series of short stories, novels and a novella (longer than a short story yet shorter than a novel) then look no further. By picking up a copy of Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016 by William H. Coles, you will enjoy over 40 written works covering themes from unconditional love to struggles and choices. In this collection, William H. Coles has carefully chosen a collection of pieces that
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Reviewed By K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 5/5 Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000 – 2016 is a collection of award-winning and highly engaging fictional works by author William H Coles. Spanning over four hundred pages, this lengthy collection collates 33 short stories, two graphic novel adaptations, and a novella, along with numerous illustrations by a variety of artistic and graphic designers. The stories span a wide variety of genres, from thrillers and adventure tales to harrowing personal drama and the speculative, with plenty of
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Reviewed By Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 5/5 Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016 by William H. Coles is a collection of short stories, graphic novels and a novella that all grapple with the idea of humanity, human errors, and how every human perceives a situation differently. Sometimes the stories are about counting your blessings and being happy with them, and sometimes the stories are about the trials and tests that humans have to go through. These stories are wholesome, entertaining and complete, giving you
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Reviewed By Christian Sia for Readers’ Favorite

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 5/5 Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016 by William H. Coles is an exceptional compendium of 33 short stories, two graphic novels, and a novella, a collection that offers a wonderful literary treat, beautifully told and brimming with exquisite beauty. “The Gift” introduces the collection, and it features a family conflict developed around an unwanted pregnancy. When seventeen-year-old Catherine gets pregnant, her mother, Agnes, has a clear plan for her. “Agnes kept her plan simple. After the birth,
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Reviewed By Ruffina Oserio for Readers’ Favorite

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 5/5 Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016 by William H. Coles features 33 short stories that read like delicious desserts. A seventeen-year-old girl gets pregnant, the mother is disappointed and sends her to deliver her baby in a French convent with the hope of giving the baby away for adoption. The crippled child becomes the greatest gift of the girl’s life. Read about how the ills that touch the lives of others can provoke life-changing choices in us.
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Reviewed By Gisela Dixon for Readers’ Favorite

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 5/5 Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016 by William H. Coles is a collection of short stories about people from all walks of life and ages. This book is extremely well written and, along with short stories that comprise a big chunk of it, it also includes a novella about two people from different backgrounds and ethnicities and their mutual relationships, along with a couple of graphic novels. The short stories come with illustrations and each one stands
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Reviewed By Viga Boland for Readers’ Favorite

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 5/5 “Everybody has a story” is a well-worn phrase. But how many of us, as we go about our busy lives, ever stop to think about the home life of that disabled boy carrying out groceries or rounding up the emptied shopping carts around the parking lot? Or what would we find if we could read the mind and heart of that circus side-show attraction, the tiny female dwarf in the cute polka-dot dress? Or how does the trucker, who
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Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers’ Favorite

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 If you are looking for and interested in a series of short stories, novels and a novella (longer than a short story yet shorter than a novel) then look no further. By picking up a copy of Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016 by William H. Coles, you will enjoy over 40 written works covering themes from unconditional love to struggles and choices. In this collection, William H. Coles has carefully chosen a collection of pieces that gives
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Reviewed By Asher Syed for Readers’ Favorite

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 5/5 Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016 by William H. Coles is a compilation of the titular author’s work, with nearly three dozen short stories and a novella. Interspersed are illustrations, primarily cover-style artwork for the stories themselves. The short stories vary in length, but each brings a wholly unique plot and cast of characters that are surprisingly well layered for such a compact format. Coles crisscrosses the globe with multiple locations, delivering a host of very human,
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Reviewed By Ray Simmons for Readers’ Favorite

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 5/5 I’m not a big reader of short stories. I prefer novels most of the time, but some short stories have impressed me over the years, and I have a sneaking suspicion that I should read more short stories in order to improve my own writing. I reviewed a book by William H. Coles recently called Creating Literary Stories, and I was impressed by the ideas and techniques he described. I wanted to see the results of his theories, and
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rashmisharma

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org This particular collection of short stories is deeply stirring in a passive sense. The narrative is in a design where you just can’t take an outsider’s point of view. They demand to be felt, to be empathized with, and to be thought through. Or worse yet, be disturbed. However, they all end on happy notes or at least a positive or hopeful undertone. It is a recollection of humanity, of stirring struggles whether they are commonplace or
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zukylala

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Asides from the art, the stories were highly imaginative and skillfully told. After reading the book, I sort of felt star struck and I’m thinking I ought to re-learn my talents at writing or drawing even. Sincerely speaking, his work did move me so. A few stories like ‘The Stonecutter’, ‘The miracle of Madame Villard’ and ‘Big Gene’ had quite some expedient historical references. As such it is kudos to William for not making these same stories
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Amnrao

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org A treasury of thirty-three award-winning short stories, two graphic novels, and a novella. Each story has come alive with beautiful narration in different styles. It presents the stories of all genres in such a way that readers would get inspiration to read stories with anticipation. I would recommend this book to people who like fictions. There is a variety of stories, each with a different plot.This book deserves top ratings. Accordingly, I rate 4 out of
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zeldasideas

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org In William H. Coles’ Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles, 2000-2016, we encounter 36 stories focusing on the world of the inner self striving to ascertain its highest moral principles after learning that it must compromise its standards to achieve them. The characters in these stories often face social obstacles which they overcome by transforming themselves into different moral agents. After near-death or tragic experiences, they are no longer themselves; they are stronger people who
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elliphont1

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org In this superb collection comprised of 33 short stories, 2 graphic novel adaptations and final novella, Coles explores the human condition. Circumstances together with personal experiences in time and place, have formed his cast of players and their relationships, as they find themselves in an an array of confronting or challenging situations. I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars without hesitation. Often there is an underlying moral to the tale and a hard lesson
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Kilra_bellarya

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org In this published book, it embodies different situations in the real world. It revolves around the struggles of humanity and the characters’ strong personality to face those. Furthermore, it includes illustrations to fully picture the setting of the story. Coles portrays perfectly the vivid setting around the characters. They will forcefully drag you to their fiction world and they will make sure you will feel their anguish, grief, excitement, frustration, and surprise. It is really a
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sanchez_eli

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Offer number one: the whole book gives you this strange Twilight Zone feel without the supernatural elements, particularly the story Speaking Of The Dead. Definitely far from being supernatural or mystery but it really resembles Twilight Zone and I can’t pinpoint what or why. Majority of the stories in this book gives the similar thrill of the pace of “Closing Time”, one of Neil Gaiman’s shorts. Offer number two: the stories in this book tackles obscure reality.
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flocy92

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Each of the story in the book is realistic in nature so thumbs up to the author for the disclaimer. Being realistic some of the stories reveal the dark side of human nature and its dark indulgences which in my opinion, gives the book dept. I like that the different short stories have their own interesting story line. It elicited different emotions when reading which made for an excellent read. Some of the stories are gruesome
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oogies

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org William H. Coles have a way with words, these stories are eloquent and seamlessly takes you on a swift but unforgettable journey with enticing characters. Each story takes you through a range of different emotions, which ranges from elated to somber, enraged to disturbed. Just when you determined that you have grasped the story, you are taken on a ride that you did not expect. These stories leave you contemplating them long after you have put the
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Bushra Nasim

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org As it is a short story collection so it is a cocktail of diverse stories, each having its own essence. From the tales of a dwarf to the account of the dead, a fiction fanatic can find every flavor in it. For an instance the gift revolves around the story of three generations: grandmother, mother and daughter who have their own perspective of seeing this world. Homunculus portrays the life of a dwarf working for a circus
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Nikki Dewing

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org What I like about this book is firstly that one does not have to read it in one sitting, something which I would anyway not recommend. Each story has a deep message to digest and time is required for reflection if you want to get the most out of this book. Secondly, the life, heart and soul of ordinary people are presented in a straightforward, uncluttered way. What people say and do are often more gripping
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prisco_bj

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org William H. Coles’ collection can be thought of as a modern day Grimms’ Fairy Tales. While every story has a life lesson, they are definitely not meant for children. Each story tackles a mature issue from relationships and identity to human trafficking and suicide. Coles has an amazing way with words that captivates the reader and takes them into the world of the characters right away. Even though the stories are short, the reader is taken
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chiwenduchijioke

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Illustrated Short Stories of William .H. Cole is a collection of Thirty short stories, two graphic novels and two novellas. The stories are of varying lengths with the shortest being less than two pages. The themes of the story include love, grief, hope, death and generally simple themes we are familiar with. The author a very skilled story teller wraps simple themes in Wide and deep characters, powerful descriptions and amazing imagery that is worthy of
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Shraddha_rc

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 is one of the most amazing novels I’ve read so far. It has 34 stories with two more stories that are graphic novels of already given chapters in the book. Since it is a collection of short stories, I was a little skeptical to read it, thinking whether all of them will be interesting or if some of them will let my hopes up for nothing. But I
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evilblackraven

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org The book was a pleasant surprise. It contains thirty-three short stories, two graphic novels depicting two of the short stories, and one novella. While these stories are considered fiction, many of the stories portray themes and ideas that could happen or could have happened in real life. It should be noted that this book has themes that are not meant for a younger audience. The short stories range from a tale of a family whose unmarried
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FawkesThorn

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org This fantastic collection covers everything one is looking for with stories. From heart stopping chase scenes to a devious husband who tries to kill the woman he is supposed to love. Mr. Coles portrays his characters in the most realistic way, one character that stands out most for me is Didi from Homunculus. She is the perfect example of a woman. She loves and pines for someone who isn’t all too nice and overlooks her, ignoring the
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Mr Justin

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org The “Illustrated Short Fiction of William H Coles” by William H Coles paints a vivid picture of various characters’ emotional struggles: Love, anger, hate fear, worry, joy, sorrow, and so forth. It’s a collection of thirty-three short stories, two graphic novels and a novella─ each one presents a unique character in a particular social setting trying so hard to overcome a life challenge. Coles managed to develop strong characters like Catherine, John Hampton and many others. The
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centfie

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I was dazzled by the simplicity by which the stories are told with such a captivating effect. The dialogues are witty and dispersed appropriately within different stories. William uses some interesting phrases that are worth quoting because of how they relate to human life. They may not be true but, they are expressions of thought-provoking ideas. “No love makes the innocent dry up and blow away” is said by Amy Withers, a character on page 281.
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mansinandwani

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Coles, without a doubt, has a deep understanding of human emotions and a keen eye for detail. Every story is an intense narrative of the things love, anger, fear, apprehension and grief makes us do. Through the pages you will find yourself becoming a part of the lives of a woman who gives birth to a deformed child, children who sit through the trial of their father accused of killing their mother, a mother grieving over her
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Harview

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org ILLUSTRATED SHORT FICTION of William H. Coles, 2000 – 2016 might best be described as an illustrated collection of ‘experiences’ (rather than merely stories), told through often-poignant slices of life. He does that. As a writer William H. Coles is not limited in his portrayal of the human animal and that inherent Ying-Yang element within us all; and in that grasp of life he presumably possesses (along with probably astute research) he—in this collection—becomes that unique antenna
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Jennifer20

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Coles succeeded in diverse and character studies within a range of factors like felons, clergy, or physicians. He usually covers an understanding of loss whether by death, abandonment by family, or spouses. I could just feel every emotion as if I was in that position instead of the individuals. At each of the beginnings is an illustration that presents a visual example of what is occurring. I examined them hoping to predict what is to take
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The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org The wonderful thing about this book is that this did not just happen with one story, or just a few of them. It’s a constant throughout the collection. Some of the stories are more fleshed out, some are actually very good and would stand on their own even with less interesting characters. Some actually feel too short and a bit incomplete. But what we always have here is superb character development. Characters never exist in a
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MsLisa

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org My greatest enjoyment from reading the book was the unpredictability of the stories. Stereotypes and commonplace tropes were absent and the stories the author crafted were matchless. Unexpected endings made sure that when I thought I knew where a narrative was heading I was subsequently proved misguided. Characters provided distinct portraits of personalities and while different from each other they remained realistic. William H. Coles rejected a ‘black and white’ approach to the design of his subjects
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ShailaSheshadri

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org None of the characters and the storyline is alike in the entire book. The heterogeneity of the characters, plots, sets, and the scenes in this book make the reading enjoyable. I planned to read two tales a day, but ended up reading 3-4 at a stretch. These stories are not interconnected; hence absolutely no need to read them at a stretch. It was my undisturbed curiosity that made me read longer in a single sitting. Most of
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erin_mcmullen

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I really liked this book because it is very different then most books I have read. I liked that there are several different short stories all put together as one book. I also liked the variety of the stories, there were some sad stories, some happy stories, and there were even some comic short stories. I liked that there was an illustration before each story because it gave you an idea of what the story was
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MidnightBasm

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I can truly understand why the author has received awards for some of the stories. All of them are masterfully crafted. The writing technique is simple, linear, which only serves to emphasize the raw human emotions stirred by the stories. The author manages to create a very vivid description of the surroundings and of the characters and the images are quite beautiful. I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I feel it’s a well-deserved
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Rachel Laurel

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I love how the stories provide an accurate portrayal of life and how it made me think about issues on morality and human psychology. Rarely do I encounter a book that makes me fascinated and bothered at the same time. This would appeal to readers who are interested in short stories that have strong philosophical and psychological elements in it. Read the entire review here… Rachel Laurel


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The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org In this anthology of over 30 short tales, two illustrated novels and a novelette by William H. Coles, readers are not going to find stories with fairy tale endings, over-the-rainbow type folk tales, or narratives that spark laughter impetuously. What readers will find are stories that makes you reflect on various facets of the world, tales that will not leave a warm feeling inside after reading, or happy ever after endings. However, William H. Coles has created
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The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org In Illustrated Short Fiction, tragedies, evil acts, and crime touch all spectrum of society, and the author always succeeds in using the right vernacular for every single one of them. The plots are interesting and have none of the too easy feel-good-factor at the end. Feelings are shown in all their complexity and duplicity. Characters are well constructed, and seem to inhabit a hostile universe, where nothing can ever go right for them. But what makes them
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BioShock20

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org What I really enjoyed about this collection is how real and diverse all of the characters and situations are. My favorite stories in this collection include The Necklace and The Amish Girl. Many of these stories do not have happy endings, which makes the situations more realistic and permanent, but that doesn’t mean that none of these works end happily. I also enjoyed the graphic novels and how they were actually recreations of two of the short
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Txangel0213

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I am a huge fan of short stories and novellas. I have always wondered how an author can create an entire story in such few words. William H. Coles does not disappoint in this collection of Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016. The stories vary widely, from an unwed teenage mother finding purpose in the unconditional love of her child to an African American man in the south fighting racism and bigotry without violence, to
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Booklover2701

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org llustrated Short Fiction has a lot of stories where you can feel the hurt and betrayal that the characters experience. William H. Coles chose the words so well that one can feel the anxiety of a little girl or the anger of a betrayed woman. Reaching the end of some stories you wish there was more. The endings leave you wondering what would have happened next. Would the man find love again? Would the world’s smallest woman
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Taylornic98

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles is truly a fiction lover’s dream. Coles is a master story-teller who takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride of characters, scenarios, and emotions. Though most stories are extremely short, they are written with such passion and thoroughness you cannot help but feeling connected with each work. I admire the way no two stories are the same, each presenting a new mini adventure for the reader. All-in-all, this book quickly
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TashaCrispin

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org If fiction could always feel so real and relatable, I think I would be lost in imaginations. Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016 by William H. Coles is a compilation of short stories that will blow your mind. You may think my opinion is biased because I love Coles’ work but seriously…from 30+ tales with multiple characters, you can get parts you relate to. Well, I get that you won’t like reading the whole book
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The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 Review from OnlineBookClub.org The Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016 offers readers a wonderful mix of 33 short stories, one novella and two graphic novels. In this anthology, Coles tackles a wide range of topics—from crushes and courtship that will either make you smile or frown, to complicated family issues that will tug at your heartstrings, and to grander subjects that address the darker side of the society. If you’re looking for an anthology filled with fluff and
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Review from BlueInk

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 In his expansive short story collection, author William H. Coles treats readers to 16 years of his short form literary fiction, including two stories presented with their own graphic novel style adaptations. Interspersed are accompanying illustrations from various artists. Coles excels at diverse and expertly crafted character studies. Whether his subjects are physicians or felons, carnies or clergy, teachers or truckers, each is a nexus of psychologically rich relationships. Some of his finest stories are sweet-hearted renderings of hapless romance:
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Read 40 reviews of The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016

The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016 read 40 reviews from Indie Book Reviews – Well-written, intriguing and thought provoking. This compilation of tales on the human experience as told by author William H. Coles will touch your heart, mind and soul, and leave you wanting more! “The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016” is an impressive collection of over 30 short stories, some graphic novels, and then a novella at the end — each based on different characters from wildly different walks of life, and
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