Reviews

The inspiration for this page comes from the fact that it has been said that to be a good writer, one has to have read at least 1000 books. Likewise, to be a good storyteller, it is perhaps necessary to read 1000 stories. I would like to go further than just reading – I think that reading a story alone is not enough. One has to analyse it, review it and be able to critically appraise a story. This, then, will be the aim of this column but with an emphasis on all manner of storytelling. With that in mind, certain things need to be pointed out:

  • As this website caters for storytellers, this column will feature all manner of storytelling.
  • We accept reviews written by other storytellers as well. Please note that we do not pay for reviews.
  • There is no specific genre of stories reviewed here.

If you’d still like us to publish a review you’ve written, please send an email to editor @ howtotellagreatstory.com

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Index of Reviews

10 Stacks To Success: How to Achieve Success One Goal at a Time by Jerome Jay Isip

A Satan Carol by Alan Steven Kessler
A Study in Red – The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper by Brian L Porter
A World of His Own: In the Land of the Creoles by Arlette Gaffrey
Advaita: ‘Tools’ for Spiritual Unity by Merlyn Swan
Anakara House by Matthew Thomas
Angel and the Enemy by Marnie L. Pehrson
Angels Gate by Andrew J. Rafkin and Louis Pagano
Astray by Emma Donoghue
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

Becoming: The Life & Musings of a Girl Poet by Nadia Janice Brown
Betrayal and Forgiveness by Linda Armstrong-Miller
Blueprint by Lynette Vaughn
Burial At Sea by Khushwant Singh
Byzantine Gold (Volume 2) by Chris Karlsen

Cast in Sorrow by Michelle Sagara
Cheerage Fearage by Kimberly Dana
Children of the Fall: Wails of Mother Earth (Volume 1) by Nicholas Landon
Cornered by Alan Brenham
Courageous Souls: Do We Plan Our Life Challenges Before Birth? by Robert Schwartz

Dark Lullaby by Mayra Calvani
Darla Jade and the Balance of the Universe by D. L. Reynolds
Die in Paris: The true story of France’s most notorious serial killer by Marilyn Z Tomlins
Don’t Cry, Daddy’s Here – One Woman’s Journey to Recovery from Incest by Brinda Carey
Dreams of Love: A Book of Poems and Short Stories by Carla Golian

Engine 24: Fire Stories by Joe Corso
Engine 24: Fire Stories 2 by Joe Corso
Equity of Fear by Rudy A. Mazzocchi
Extraction by Gerald Patrick

First Love: Just Once in a Lifetime: A Memoir [Paperback]
Five Dances with Death: Dance One [Kindle Edition] by Austin Briggs
FBI: The Fit Body Initiative by Steve Halls
Focus Your Dreams, Control Your Money and Ignite Your Life by Rajen Devadason
Foot Soldiers by Paddy Bostock
For The Love of a Poet by Marilyn Z. Tomlins
Fury by Salman Rushdie

Getting out of Dodge City Heading For L.A. On the Atchison,Topeka and Sante Fe by Dr.Clifton E.Marsh
Golden Chariot by Chris Karlsen
Griffin’s Fire (Book Two) by Darby Karchut

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Heroes Live Forever by Chris Karlsen
Hitler’s Silver Box-A Novel by Allen Malnak
How to Be a Writer in the E-Age… And Keep Your E-Sanity! by Catherine Ryan Hyde and Anne R. Allen

Ibu Maluku: The Story of Jeanne van Diejen by Ron Heynneman
If Life is a Game, These Are the Rules by Dr. Chérie Carter-Scott
In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
It Just Occured to Me . . .: An Autobiographical Scrapbook by Humphrey Lyttelton
It Works by Ronald G. Miller

Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie
Journey in Time by Chris Karlsen

Kaleidoscope Summer: Samantha’s Story by Rita Garcia

Life-Ology 101: If All Else Fails, Smile by Michael Soward
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Liliane: Resurrection of the Daughter by Ntozake Shange

Manchester United – Man and Babe by Wilf McGuinness and Ivan Ponting
Matters of Life and Death by Bernard MacLaverty
Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
My Grandfather’s Pants by Tegon Maus

Narendra Modi: A Political Biography by Andy Marino
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
Nothing But Blue Skies by Timothy James Keogh

Ochre As The Earth by Sharanya Manivannan

Pass It On by The Traditional Arts Team
Pelican Bay by Jesse Giles Christiansen
Point Deception by Jim Gilliam
Price of Justice by Alan Brenham
Pretty Dolls by Kimberly Dana

Ranch Boy by H. Steven Robertson
Reef by Romesh Gunesekera
Rip-Off by Mar Preston
Roma, Underground [Paperback] by Gabriel Valjan
Ruby ShinesBright and the Birthday Cake by RosaBella Bloom

Sam’s Story by Elmo Jayawardena
Second Hand Heart by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Set Yourself FREE by Yap Ming Hui
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Shadows of Kings by Jack Whitsel
Something Old, Something New by James R. Vance
Spiritual Clarity by Jackie Wellman
‘Ssh by John Eliot (Author), Anne Lamali (Illustrator)
Starlet’s Web by Carla J. Hanna

Technicolor Dreamin’: The 1960’s Rainbow and Beyond by Karen Moller

The Art of Assessment: How to Review Anything by Magdalena Ball
The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
The Breast Cancer Survivor’s Guide by Dr Loh Siew Yim
The Consummate Traitor by Bonnie Toews
The Compassionate Rebel: Energized by Anger, Motivated by Love by Burt Berlowe, Rebecca Janke and Julie Penshorn
The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Demystification of Stephen by Amina Maikori
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru
The Eden Paradox by Barry Kirwan
The Flight of the Swans by D. Devika Bai
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

The Lucky Baseball: My Story in a Japanese-American Internment Camp (Historical Fiction Adventures) by Suzanne Lieurance
The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama
The Mee Street Chronicles: Straight Up Stories of a Black Woman’s Life by Frankie Lennon
The Moroni Deception by Jack Brody
The Old Man & The Monkey: The story of a friendship by George Polley
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Realms of Animar by Owen Black
The Romantics by Pankaj Mishra
The Silent and the Lost by Abu Bin Mohammed Zubair

The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing by Mayra Calvani and Anne K. Edwards
The Stream by H. Steven Robertson
The Underlying Hand by Roger P Koch
To Have and to Hold by Philipp Blom

Truth, Love and a Little Malice : An Autobiography by Khushwant Singh

Vashtu Sastra Guide by T. Selva

Warning Shot by Tim Smith
Wasp’s Nest by Gabriel Valjan
When the Drum Major Dies by Anjuelle Floyd
Wrecker by Tamera Lawrence
Write It, Self-Publish It, Sell It by Bill Keeth

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