BURNING DESIRE and other short stories

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BURNING DESIRE and other short stories. "A mixture of Saki and Roald Dahl," was the description by one reader of the author`s previous collection. "But not for maiden aunts," was another. Now here are 20 more short stories and skits: funny, often scandalous and with a strong flavour of absurdity. So feelings become inflamed in Burning Desire, entrance to the Pearly Gates has unexpected rewards, a Wedding Toast contains startling revelations, and how do you deal with that suspicious package you find in someone else`s car? A psychiatrist is mystified by his strange patient, a head-teacher plans a remarkable way of getting rid of awful parents, a catty dispute between neighbours gets increasingly irate, a taxi driver discovers that he has a most unusual passenger, a boy is torn between loving his teacher and loving her parrot, a girl-friend dumps her boy-friend or does she? Many of these and other stories and skits come with the author`s speciality: a twist.
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  • By nigelpascoe
    Nov 15, 2010
    These are skilful, mischievous and delightful stories: an intoxicating mix. You will find yourself constantly surprised by the endings and relish the author's skill in swift pen portraits and excellent dialogue. This a real find and warmly commended.
  • By gardenlizzie
    Aug 22, 2010
    Following on from Dr George & others, Burning Desires, Neil Butter’s latest book of short stories, lives up to that earlier promise. Very entertaining, full of flights of fancy, in touch with our inner dreams, pleasurable but not always pleasant, this latest collection stylishly deals with the truth behind the veneer. His characters appear normal at first but underneath that veneer lie passions of quite a different kind which often lead to scandalous behaviour and surprising endings. The reader feels sympathy with many of the people in these stories – not always from this world – and can find guiltless enjoyment in wishing that some solutions were available to all of us. Mr Butter paints his characters and tells their tales succinctly and wittily. This is very much a book to pick up and read in short bursts, to prolong our enjoyment as long as possible -- maybe a story every night before going to sleep will pep up otherwise dull dreams.
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November 4, 2011
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