Label: Fiction Records - fixcd 23,Polydor - 517 156-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Pete Kempshall editor. Kaaron Warren Goodreads Author. Cat Sparks Goodreads Author. Robert Hood Goodreads Author. Paul Haines Goodreads Author.
Martin Livings Goodreads Author Contributor. Each story in this collection has been inspired by a track from the album. In Scenes, you will meet a girl struggling to find cleanliness in a world full of corruption with Kaaron Warren; follow the twisted mental pathways of the egocentric with Robert Hood; watch two men search for enlightenment down a dark path with Paul Haines; and dance with a girl struggling to find her role within society with Cat Sparks.
These snippets are a mere taste of what you will discover between the covers of this anthology. If you love The God Machine or are looking for a collection that boasts a stable of talented Australian writers, you must grab a copy of Scenes. Get A Copy. Paperbackpages. More Details Ditmar Award Nominee for Best Collection Other Editions 3.
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Aug 02, Mihai Adascalitei rated it it was amazing. I like music, but I cannot say that is one of my passions. I guess I like it as much as any other person, I enjoy listening and buying the albums of Biber - The Russian Doctors - Live In Der Schnapsbar bands and singers I like, but I tend to be pretty conservative and inconsistent on the matter. I was very interested to see how the wheels I like music, but I cannot say that is one of my passions.
David Conyers spawns with frightening ability scenes that could fuel the most terrifying of nightmares. A beautiful and melancholically story, but with very dark elements. The inspirations and creation of art works tightly hand in hand with life in general and love in particular here. There is a parallel between Josh creating his art pieces and his romantic relationships with his lovers and muses. While serving his community service hours at The Willows aged care facility Greg meets the mysterious Mr.
There is a twist in the presence of Mr. Salioso, but the true horror of the story Dance With Me - The Drifters, The Shangri-Las, Everly Brothers, The Archies - Leader Of The Pack not found there. The story is told in a strong and bitter voice of Greg, a character with an internal turmoil, but with whom the reader cannot feel sympathetic.
Moments of tenderness are turned into brutality and innocence is twisted by violence in a story that Wonderworld - Uriah Heep - Wonderworld uncomfortable in many ways, but very difficult to forget at the same time. Paul Haines plays his addicted character to perfection, revealing his dependency late into the story for a greater impact on the reader.
The end of the story adds a heavier accent on this aspect, but also a sadder tone. McKiernan — When people start disappearing in an outback town Josh the undertaker goes out into the desert for coffinwood trees to use for his coffins while Reverend Garland Wallace sees the situation as an opportunity to gain new Seven - The God Machine - Scenes From The Second Storey and redeem their souls.
The post-apocalyptic setting is the scene where religion and science clash again. Since neither ideology is willing to make concessions the conflict will rapidly escalade. The solitude of the desert is highlighted by a new world emerged after a world-conflict. The respective conflict is barely hinted by Andrew J. McKiernan, but enough to give the setting shape and representation.
Or an endless punishment in Hell. Hayward — James goes to an isolated old lighthouse reported to be haunted by a ghost in search of material for Seven - The God Machine - Scenes From The Second Storey psychology thesis, but also in need to make peace with his past and present.
Hayward creates a very nice ghost story mixing atmosphere with mystery while steadily building the climax amplified by an excellent twist. Crossing a bridge seems to have become a profession in this story and the task is not as simple and carefree as we know it.
The bridges are a world on their own, labyrinthine and dangerous as the setting that encompass them is very dark. A wonderful story, which comes with a twist that is another excellent addition to this particular turns encountered in the anthology. The story is told through the voice of a tech and offers the tale of a misfit from the perspective of another misfit. A very solid tale, with a wonderful tone and a clever spin. If I can make a comparison it is like walking along a dark corridor with a closed door at the end outlined at the edges by the light behind it.
I was never certain what awaited me behind the door, but curiosity push me forward and rewarded me at the end. The story exhales a melancholy infused atmosphere. Seven - The God Machine - Scenes From The Second Storey main character suffering is almost palpable, the bitter memories of her past lover and their not always easy relationship are enforced by the feeling of solitude induced by her move from home country and the isolation she feels in the new home.
Most of the story conflict is implied, nothing is stated clear in the face of the reader. The same goes for the speculative element of the story, only barely seen, but efficient nonetheless. It is a story that touches firmly the bizarre, but with an adequate effect. Kaaron Warren is proficient in creating the atmosphere of religious hypnosis and the image of a strange cult leader and his followers. The end is unsettling and amplifies the impression of grotesque and strangeness.
It is an anthology to be held dear, a collection to be read and re-read. May 22, Alan Baxter rated it really liked it Shelves: short-stories. Scenes is a strange but rather cool concept. He wanted to pay homage Seven - The God Machine - Scenes From The Second Storey that, one of his favourite albums, by editing an anthology of short fiction, with each story being named after each track on the record.
In the end two anthologies emerged — one with Seven - The God Machine - Scenes From The Second Storey contributors and one with Australian contributors.
So Scenes manages to be that rare thing — a different, intriguing anthology with no weak spots. After each story the author has written a paragraph or two about how their story came to be, based on their listening to the track in question, which only adds to the depth of the book.
So get yourself a copy — you can get it in print or ebook. Dec 20, Nathan rated it liked it Shelves: fantasyhorror. Tough to review this anthology as I know the publisher and many of the contributors. I wanted to like this book. I really did. But when I reached the end I was left feeling The stories are inspired by The Commitments - Treat Her Right / Mr.
Pitiful band called "The God Machine". I'm not familiar with their music but judging by the stories in this antho, it must be pretty bleak. I found almost all of the stories were energy sapping and with very little light to huddle under.
I enjoyed Trent Jamieson's piece the most, I Tough to review this anthology Soledad - El Barrio - La Fuente Del Deseo I know the publisher and many of the contributors.
I enjoyed Trent Jamieson's piece the most, I think because it was very different to the rest. Andrew McKiernan's story was also quite entertaining but he fell into the common trap of trying to explain what was happening to his characters. I'm surprised the editor didn't latch onto this and suggest some Symphony No.
41 In C Major Hob. I: 41 - Max Goberman, The Vienna State Opera Orchestra* - The Sympon back. There's some fine writing in this antho but in the end I couldn't give it more than 3 stars. Jan 03, Shane Cummings rated it really liked it.
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