The title teases the imagination. There is just something about the tight, double-trio of verbiage that makes a first-time viewer say, “Nah! It can’t be.” That is why readers and word-lovers are likely to find amazement and satisfaction when they open this or any of the previous volumes of Doug Weller’s Six Word Stories. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and voluntarily leave this review.
Don’t get it wrong – this isn’t just a read for folks with fancy degrees. Most people will find an interest in vast variety of six-word sagas, even in different genre – that spill from its pages.
The author attributes his fascination with the ground that a short string of words might cover to William Shakespeare. Nearly everyone who has gone through lower grades should remember, Hamlet’s conundrum, “To be or not to be”. To follow how Weller drew inspiration from The Immortal Bard’s example, read the book. The digital version offers hundreds of stories as well as background and tutorials on how to learn the art.
Weller describes those he thinks might be most drawn to this type of story. The personalities range from those who seek therapy to puzzle-cravers. I would add anyone who wants to teach kids the value and wonder of a single word. They will be amazed at the greatness that can flow from a string of six.
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