Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Pirate Dogs

A new review for my novella is out from Don D'Ammassa's Critical Mass web review site.


The Pirate Dogs by David B. Riley, Timescape, 2012, $5.95, ISBN 9781477533543

This is a novella about a pirate ship crewed by dogs in an alternate world. They have a variety of short adventures thwarting the British navy. It's all intentionally silly, of course, with cute twists on some of the tropes of that genre, although without a major sea battle, which is the best part of pirate stories. Clever at times, occasionally perhaps a bit too cute, but good natured and fun for the most part. The novella is an underused form of prose that I wish would regain its former popularity, but I don't see that happening within the mainstream publishing industry.

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