Author is a retired attorney having practiced for 35 years in Illinois who now lives in Texas and started writing stories about a year and a half ago.
Short Book Review: The Prison Compendium
This is not so much a book review as it is a plug for a book in which one of my stories appears, The Prison Compendium. It consists of thirty three stories by thirty one authors. The editor is Jennifer Word. It’s two hundred and seventy seven pages long and it’s in paperback. It’s available through Amazon.
The stories are obviously about prisoners but they all over the place. One story invokes Elvis, another Pete Rose. One entails a flood and another a zombie apocalypse. One is gross, in my opinion. It’s about eating fleas. One is definitely erotic. A lot of them have that traditional pulp noir flare to them. And of course there’s the stories are about busting out of prison and and the success or failure thereof. There’s tragedy, pathos and humor enough for everyone. The prisons involved range from the east coast to the west coast and from Montana to Mississippi. And to top it off there’s even some prison poetry.
There’s a much better, more elaborate, and well written review of The Prison Compendium on Amazon. I suggest you read that one, and the others, if you might be interested in the book. Thank you.