Book Review



I have to say as a great fan of Tales of the Unexpected growing up, I can most certainly feel the influence this show and others such as The Twilight Zone have had on Hugh W. Robert’s writing and I mean that in the most positive sense. Having said that, his stories are unique, cleverly devised and an absolute must read for fans of Strange Tales and the like.

Some of the tales had me chuckling deviously bringing out a bit of the inner darkness. One in particular though, Needles had me cringing. I had to rush through it and don’t think I could bring myself to read it again. Among my favourites are, Silent Night, Lipstick, (evil grin for the ladies) and I Believe In Father Christmas. (Even bigger evil grin for potential kiddies) There are others that stand out for me as well, but there’s no point in listing just about every story in the book.

Well-written, well-constructed, cleverly devised… Ticks all the boxes!


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About Kev

Kev is an Author & Songwriter. After years of studying, and even more years working in education, and management in the US, he returned to his hometown in England where he finally settled down to focus on his writing and music. Links to his works can be found in the widget bar, and more information about them can be found on his pages above. He would greatly appreciate it if you would check them out. Kev has a M.Ed in Secondary Education with English as his main subject area. He also did post-graduate studies in Christian Counselling and Psychopathology after obtaining a BA in Psychology with a minor in Classical Greek.

29 comments on “Glimpses

  1. Hi Kev! Hope you’re well πŸ™‚ Nice to see a review of Hugh’s book – he has an unexpected dark side, doesn’t he?

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  2. I loved Tales of the Unexpected. If his stories are similar, they sound well worth a read.

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  3. Fab review of Hugh’s book, Kev! πŸ™‚ Glad to see so many enjoying it.

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  4. Kev, thanks so much for this super review of my first book. I’m delighted you enjoyed reading it. I can understand having to rush through, Needles. That was a story I wrote for a competition where I had to include ‘Gore’. I even got some humorous hate mail from some cats after it was published. I won’t be writing any further gory stories. πŸ˜€ They don’t suit my writing style. I prefer those evil twists.
    Thanks again.
    My best wishes to Pat and you.

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  5. I will go over to Hugh’s blog to read some of his posts. Always nice to hear positive reviews of someone’s writing! Thanks, Kev! πŸ™‚

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  6. Wonderful to see such a good review for what looks this Indie book πŸ™‚ Go Indie go! Also nice to see you reading lots, Kev. Happy New Year xx

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  7. Oh, fun, Kev. I have Hugh’s book and just haven’t had the chance to crack it open yet. Ack! I need more reading time!! Great review πŸ™‚

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  8. Lovely to see Hugh’s book featured here. He has a gift with short stories. Mega hugs

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