February 21, 2012

New Arcane Review

Posted in Writing tagged at 12:05 pm by Van Aaron Hughes

Defcon’s Defunct Delirium has posted a very thorough review of the Arcane anthology.  Defcon individually analyzes each of the 30 stories in the anthology.  Here is what she says about my story “The Truth About Mother”:

The Truth About Mother by Van Aaron Hughes – Now this was a wacky PI story about a detective named Buster discovering who really runs Washington D.C.  I adored the voice in this; Buster is wittily sarcastic, seeing as he’s from Seattle.  For me, conversational tone is my preference for stories written in 1st-person (otherwise, you wind up with the dreaded “I-ing”).

 The pacing is swift, the story moving along as Buster gets (bug) guts-deep into the investigation of a congressman. Fun stuff. Maybe Buster should look into a career change.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks, Defcon!

And in case this has piqued your interest, here is Arcane‘s Amazon listing, $14.99 for the trade paperback, $3.99 for the Kindle edition.  Check it out!



  1. defcon said,

    Heh, no problem! Loved the story and look forward to reading more of your stuff. 😉

  2. I’ll see what I can do!

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