Chris James - Stories Of Genesis Volume 2 reviewed by Alan Hewitt.
Chris James has done it again! His first volume of short stories based around
some of Genesis’ songs was an extremely enjoyable effort and here he is
again with a second, equally enjoyable effort. I particularly enjoyed Rise Of
The Hogweed, with its shared War Of The Worlds/Island Of Dr Moreau references
although I should point out Chris that HMS Dreadnought was not launched until
1906 but that’s a minor quibble really. A Thought Spared For Providence
was a wonderfully thought provoking effort too. Secession had me quietly chuckling
at the idea of the royal family helping to get rid of banking institutions while
From The Cellar was an incredibly bleak look at recent and current events in
Eastern Europe. Each story is complete and entirely entertaining and certainly
has made me view the songs that inspired them in a new light, which after all
these years of listening is quite an achievement in its own right. Chris has
a natural gift for this style of writing which, as a frustrated novelist myself,
I admire enormously. Well done that man!