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"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/
"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')
"How many of us, each time we have looked at a work of art, have tried to imagine the story behind it? Within these artists’ canvases lie unique worlds populated by people whose lives are a mystery to us. H A Howe has drawn us in and reinvented these worlds, flipping us back and forth through time, quite brilliantly. As each tale unfolds the author masterfully teases us, keeping us in suspense until delivering a wicked twist. H A Howe manipulates the reader with consummate skill, and so be it, these are the imaginings of a talented writer. After reading this collection of short stories, a visit to the art gallery will never be the same."
- Ian Emes – "Pink Floyd 's original animator, Film Director, winner of a Palme d'or and 3 Bafta awards, Oscar and Emmy nominated
“Imaginative collection of crisply written short stories. H A Howe is a compelling story teller.”
- Leo Barraclough – International Features Editor Variety Magazine