14 May 2011

Review: LIQUORICE TWISTS: DJ's Daim Stories Vol II, Dorte Hummelskoj Jakobsen

Ebook Description
DJ´s Daim Stories volume II (Daim is a Scandinavian candy bar) A collection of 20 flash fiction stories (from 100 to 2500 words). While the first volume was crime for fun, these ones may be called ´her darker materials´. Cover art: Elisabeth & Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen.

Available from Smashwords as an ebook in a variety of formats
Source: a review copy sent to me by the author

My take:
This collection of twenty flash fiction snippets is available only as an e-book.
They range from very short to some that could almost be described as short stories.
In some the action is virtually resolved while in others it has been barely set in motion.

The stories I liked best:
In a Flash:
This is the opening story that illustrates the dangers of insecurity combined with an overwrought imagination.

Catastrophe:
Never allow your cats to multiply!
Cutbacks:
Beware of pushing your husband too far with your extravagant spending!

My rating: 4.1

Jakobsen's first flash fiction collection CANDIED CRIME was published on Smashwords earlier this year. 

About the author:
Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen was born in Denmark in 1961. She works as a teacher of English, but in her spare time she reads, writes and reviews crime fiction.   One of her stories appeared in "Discount Noir", a collection of flash fiction stories, in 2010 (editors Steve Weddle & Patricia Abbott).  See my post Published Friends.
Catch up with Dorte's blog:  DJ´s Krimiblog
 

4 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Kerrie - Oh, I liked Cutbacks very much, too!

Dorte H said...

Kerrie, thank you very much for posting what is my first review of "Liquorice Twists".

Kerrie said...

I'll try to load it on Smashwords Dorte

Dorte H said...

Thank you!

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