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Reviews for More Thorns Than Roses

"More Thorns Than Roses certainly lives up to its title. It is definitely thorny, edgy, dark, and very eloquently written. The tales ring true and leave you wanting more as soon as possible.

H A Howe is a very gifted writer."


Peter Bogdanovich, film director/writer/critic/filmhistorian

(The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, Mask)


"Short Stories doesn't quite say it. H A Howe's tales of misadventure are as brief as a moment and as fully formed as a thriller."


John Nathan, journalist (The Times/The Independent/

Jewish Chronicle)



Reviews for H A Howe's first Short Story Collection


"Neat as a knitting pattern; dark as a closed coffin" - I think this captures Howe's special style.

- Mike Hodges, writer/director: 'Get Carter', 'Flash Gordon'



I wasn't surprised to hear that the author H A Howe was also a lyricist because a lyric writer's job is to eliminate the unnecessary, to never meander, be as economic as possible and illuminate character. In her first book, Short Stories, this is exactly what she does so effectively. I must start listening to her songs.

- Don Black, Lyricist

(Oscar winner, 'Diamonds Are Forever', 'Man With

the Golden Gun', numerous musicals & films)



Mrs. Howe's chief asset is a capacity to draw the reader in to her tales, making the reader eager to know what happens next...

Herbert Kretzmer OBE,

Journalist, Lyricist ('Les Miserables')