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March 4, 2016

NOT QUITE SO STORIES/Giveaway by David S. Atkinson


David S. Atkinson
Cover Design
Ruth M'Gonigle 

Not Quite So Stories 

(from PUYB)

Author: David S. Atkinson
Cover Design: Ruth M'Gonigle
Publisher: Literary Wanderlus LLC
Pages: 166
Genre: Absurdist Literary Fiction
The center of Not Quite So Stories is the idea that life is inherently absurd and all people can do is figure out how they will live in the face of that fact. The traditional explanation for the function of myth (including such works as the relatively modern Rudyard Kiping’s Just So Stories) is as an attempt by humans to explain and demystify the world. However, that’s hollow. We may be able to come to terms with small pieces, but existence as a whole is beyond our grasp. Life simply is absurd, ultimately beyond our comprehension, and the best we can do is to just proceed on with our lives. The stories in this collection proceed from this conception, each focusing on a character encountering an absurdity and focusing on how they manage to live with it.

David S. Atkinson
David S. Atkinson’s writing appears in Bartleby Snopes, Grey Sparrow Journal, Atticus Review, and others and he is the author of three books. Not Quite So Stories (scheduled for release March 1, 2016 from Literary Wanderlust), Bones Buried in the Dirt (2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist, First Novel <80k) and The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes (2015 national indie excellence awards finalist in humor). He spends his non-literary time working as a patent attorney in Denver. 

David S. Atkinson is giving away one paperback copy each – BONES BURIED IN THE DIRT & THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL PANCAKES!

Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • Two winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive either BONES BURIED IN THE DIRT or THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL PANCAKES
  • This giveaway begins March 1 and ends on May 27
  • Winners will be contacted via email on May 29.
  • Winners have 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!

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The author, David S. Atkinson places moral against immoral. In our world, what seems to be, isn't really that way.  It starts out looking good and  slowly becomes a little or a lot less good in reality.  The author does what you aren't expecting.  He takes objects that have no substance and gives them substance. He takes something well maintained and puts danger in the middle.  Is reality really reality? Do any of us really understand what life is all about?  No, everyone has a different perception of what life is. The best any of us can do, in this world we don't really understand, is live it, as strange as it is. Sometimes you look at what someone does and you wonder what made them do that?  We have to take each day, each hour, each minute and do our level best to get through the outlandish world we live in.  The author will have you experiencing all kinds of emotions, anywhere from sadness to humor.  Reality is what we make of it and sometimes what others make of it for us.A good book that will make you stop and reflect.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, David S. Atkinson and PUYB in exchange for my unbiased review. No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 STARS.

Tour Schedule

Friday, March 4 – Book Reviewed at Books, Reviews, ETC.
Friday, March 4 – Guest Blogging at My Crazy Bookish Life
Friday, March 4 – Book Feature at Mikky’s World of Books
Monday, March 7 – Book Featured at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic
Tuesday, March 8 – Book Featured at CBY Book Club
Wednesday, March 9 – Interview at A Blue Million Books
Monday, March 14 – Book Featured at Write and Take Flight
Wednesday, March 16 – Guest Blogging at What Is That Book About
Thursday, March 17 – Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape
Monday, March 21 – Book Featured at Literarily Speaking
Tuesday, March 22 – Book Review at Books for Books
Thursday, March 24 – Interview at Readsalot
Monday, March 28 – Interview at Digital Pubbing
Tuesday, March 29 – Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Thursday, March 31 – Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Monday, April 4 – Interview at The Writer’s Life
Tuesday, April 5 – Guest Blogging at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic
Wednesday, April 6 – Interview at SheWrites
Thursday, April 7 – Book Featured at A Title Wave
Monday, April 11 – Interview at The Review From Here
Tuesday, April 12 – Book Featured at My Bookish Pleasures
Thursday, April 14 – Interview at Whispering Stories
Monday, April 18 – Interview at The Dark Phantom
Tuesday, April 19 – Interview at As the Page Turns
Wednesday, April 20 – Guest Blogging at Book Cover Junkie
Thursday, April 21 – Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure
Monday, April 25  Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club
Wednesday, April 27 – Book Review at Live Love Books
Thursday, April 28 – Book Featured at Around the World in Books
Friday, April 29 – Book Review at StoreyBook Reviews
Monday, May 2 – Book Review at Book Babble
Tuesday, May 3 – Interview at The Literary Nook
Wednesday, May 4 – Interview at Examiner
Thursday, May 5 – Book Featured at Beyond the Books
Monday, May 9 – Book Review at Ali – The Dragon Slayer
Tuesday, May 10 – Book Featured at 3 Partners in Shopping
Wednesday, May 11 – Book Review at Fascinating Quest
Thursday, May 12 – Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt
Monday, May 16 – Interview at Literarily Speaking
Wednesday, May 18 – Book Review at Mary’s Cup of Tea
Monday, May 23 – Book Featured at Book Marketing Buzz
Tuesday, May 24 – Book Featured at Around the World in Books
Wednesday, May 25 – Book Featured at As the Pages Turns
Friday, May 27 – Book Review at Books are Love

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