The Twisted Thread Volume 1
This is the first of two volumes of short stories collected here for the first time, specifically for readers of free-e-reads.com. It’s difficult to indicate what sort of stories you’ll find. We’re not keen on the idea of genre. What these stories have in common, though, is that they all offer a twist. They are intended to give you a bit of a jolt.
“A highly gifted and entertaining writer, Bastable is hard to categorize. His writing reveals glimpses of the somewhat skewed imagination of John Irving, an ear for the crafted language of Martin Amis, along with a willingness to go to uncomfortable places with both the humor and the candor of Philip Roth. Through it all, Bastable manages to be funny without being comic, and emotionally moving without becoming sentimental. It’s a potent and engaging combination – good stuff.”