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The Lies Of Sleeping Dogs
History is the attempt that each generation makes to come to terms with its past. Personal history is no different, and no less painful.
53-year-old former Belfast schoolteacher, satellite TV techie, Utopian dreamer, traveler, armchair anarchist, keen amateur diver, now working in the field of mental health. Living with partner and adopted 19-year-old daughter in London, UK. One published sci fi novel "SIRAT". Many short stories, different styles & subjects.
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"Thanks for a most enjoyable read. This quite original tale is well written with well-drawn characters and believable settings. I never felt aware of the author at all. Powerful stuff. " -- Ed, Essex, UK.
"The ending is great. Some lines could be trimmed a bit, I think. Overall a good effort and a nice slice of life." -- Neptune.
"You sure write creepy stuff! Just read your Battlefield Philosopher. This was comedy by comparison. Great stuff though. Loved it. Good plot, good characters, well written." -- Stan C, Leeds, UK.
"LIKED THE TITLE BECAUSE OF THE SAYING(?)-LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE. SUCH A GOOD READ FOR ME! THE PACING,THE DESCRIPTION,THE SUSPENSE-ALL GREAT. THE IRONY OF THE FACT THAT THE SON WAS INDIGNANT ABOUT THE LIES HE HAD BEEN TOLD AND IN THE END HE CHOSE, FOR "GOOD" REASON,TO CONTINUE WITH HIS OWN VERSION OF THE LIES OF SLEEPING DOGS. IN THE HANDS OF A LESS ARTISTIC PERSON THIS STORY COULD HAVE BEEN THE ORDINARY TALE OF WOE ABOUT A FAMILY SECRET. YOUR TALENT GAVE THIS TELLING A DASH OF INTRIQUE AND MYSTERY. THANK YOU,I WANTED SOMETHING TO READ THAT WOULD CAPTURE MY COMPLETE ATTENTION. YOU DID IT!!!" -- shirley munford, lacrosse , usa, VA.
"I would just like to thank everybody who has reviewed this story so far. It's true that I do write "creepy stuff" Stan, and sometimes I worry about it, but I'm very pleased that so many people seem to like it. I really appreciate the encouragement. You all have great taste! David (author)." -- David Gardiner.
"This is a very readable piece. It is creative and cohesive. I look forward to reading more of this author's work." -- AJ Magy, Sfld, MI, US.
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