"Our heroine, "Amy", thirty-ish or forty-ish, doesn't seem like a happy person in the first pages of Tina Tirrell's fascinating new story. The minutiae of life seems to have gotten Amy down, soured her personality. She's the type of person who dreads doing the tedious but necessary things like..." Darren
"Divertimenti on the world of foot fetishism from the incomparable Tina Tirrell.
1) "She's the One" -- A man lingers in a shoe store, ostensibly shopping for a girlfriend (nonexistent), and meets Claire, who's on to him at once. The male narrator explains: "Something beautiful was..." Darren
"In her bio, Tina Tirrell tells us: "I'm not afraid of the taboo." If *you* are (though I rather doubt it, if you're on this page and considering a purchase), be warned -- Ms. Tirrell does indeed "go there".
A family makes arrangements to go camping. The father, however, stays behind..." Darren
"A great writer makes it look easy. Born with a talent for processing the rhythm of real-life dialogue and then replicating it on the page, a great writer takes us out of the artificial act of holding a book or an electronic device while reading and puts us right in a scene. Witness a couple..." Darren
"One might say he learns the hard way -- but at least it's from his mom. And the story makes me wonder what she herself has learned, and if there will be a second lesson. After all, this reads sort of like an episode in a larger body of work and, at a nice price, is well worth it. Breast lovers..." Noel Pratt