Monday, June 15, 2015

Book Review: A Change of Mind and Other Stories by Nick Wilford

Get your e-copy on amazon now here! 
Last month, author and friend, Nick Wilford, released his contemporary speculative fiction book, A Change of Mind and Other Stories. This book was a wonderful read, and I'm so glad I had a chance read it and brag about it. It consists of consists of a novella, four short stories and one flash fiction piece--four of which were previously published in Writer's Muse Magazine

At just around 100 pages, this book is a great choice for a quick and intriguing summer read. In the first story, A Change of Mind, we meet Reuben. He works in an office where he's bullied at every turn and can't even get a date let alone summon the courage to ask a girl out.  It makes you ache to read about his sad state because I swear in life we all have a sullen side to ourselves.

Anyway, Ruben decides to meet with a quasi-brain surgeon to help him rewire some brain parts in a bizarre cutting-edge procedure. Now, how many times have you thought about changing something about yourself or the way you think? Too often, huh? Well, Reuben can't stand himself any longer and decides to undergo the procedure. What he gets is mind blowing change. I won't tell you what happened, but it's suspenseful and reminded me of a modern version of The Twilight Zone Show. Remember how strange those episodes were? Or what about Steven King's Quitters, Inc. about the smoker who tried to quit? After finishing the novella and the other stores, I was left with twilight zone vibe and that's a great feeling for someone like me who truly enjoys those classic stories. Wilford is a fantastic writer who knows how to draw in a reader!

If you're a fan of dark, short stories with an edge, than you'll enjoy A Change of Mind and Other Stories. Get your e-copy on amazon now here!   Visit him at his blog or connect with him on Twitter or Goodreads.

Sounds like a good one to pick up for the summer, huh? Yup, it sure is!

Mina Burrows


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Twilight Zone vibe sounds great!

Heather R. Holden said...

Great review! I've been seeing Nick's book all over the blogosphere lately, and it sounds fantastic. Very cool how it has a Twilight Zone vibe!

mshatch said...

Nice review and that story sounds interesting. I love Twilight Zone and Steven King!

klahanie said...

Hi Mina and Nick,

I'm delighted to see Nick getting a review on your awesome site. A Twilight Zone vibe is just what I like. Then again, I'm in the twilight zone :)

Consider this good news shared and all the best to Nick.

Gary :)

Nick Wilford said...

Thank you so much, Mina! A Twilight Zone vibe - I'll certainly take that. :) Glad you enjoyed my book so much!