February 21, 2012
New Arcane Review
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
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!