Monday, May 2, 2011

Nighmares and Daydreams

Author: Barbara Watkins
Publisher: Mythica Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781907108044
Reviewed by Michele Tater for The Couch Tater Review

A haunting written collection of short stories and poems grace the pages of this book. The stories are not shockingly scarey in nature, but still can give the reader the feeling of chills and goosebumps. There are also tales of daydreams that can be serious and humorous in nature. The poems also describe the mystic environment of dreams, either being experienced in sleep or in an awaken state. I think everyone in their life time has had experiences with a nightmare or two, but few would think to write it down, and to ultimately write a book about them. This author has done just that and has added some beautifully written poems that express them in a different light altogether.
Written in a unsuspecting voice, that gives the reader little hint as to how the story line will eventually go. A book that can be read in a short time, but do you read it during the day or night? Only the reader can decide. Great for a beach side or pool side read. It could also be a good pick for a book club, with a possibility of sharing with the members' nightmares and/or dreams of their own during these meetings. Included too, in this book is a bonus of the first two chapters of the authors next book, which seems promising to say the least.