Checkered Scissors - Reviews

Book reviews for Checkered Scissors and other works.


Reviews for Checkered Scissors



Linda Schwartz
"I read a really good book like I eat a really good dinner - slowly, so I can get the most out of it; in this case the story and creativity that goes into it. You are very talented, creative and aware. These qualities show throughout the chapters."

C. Rogers
"Checkered Scissors transports you to a fantasy world that will make you think about "ordinary" life in new ways.The characters are searching for meaning in their lives, but that meaning is unique to each individual. Their intersecting journeys take you everywhere from Austin, Texas, to the world of dreams and even to the afterlife. Overall, Checkered Scissors is an enjoyable read for anyone who's yearned to step through the looking glass or crawl out the back of the wardrobe!"
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Christie Bilbo (Bilbo's Bookends)
"Very unique and interesting story."
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Vampires and Robots
"... our generation's Austin based Douglas Adams incarnation."
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Traci Clayton
"What an incredibly imaginative book! I really don't know how the author thought up half the things in here. Crazy characters, crazier worlds. Just brilliant. It really sucks you in and makes you curious about what happens next."
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Edee Cummings
"My son and I had a really fun time reading this together. It is full of fantastic, offbeat characters and fascinating worlds these characters traverse."
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Shelley L. Barnes
"This was a very imaginative story that kept me entertained from the first page to the last page. It was a light and easy read, perfect for reading right before going to sleep. When I would wake up, I would wonder what new characters I created in my very own dream world."
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PJ O'Brien
"Douglas Schwartz's "Checkered Scissors" is a delightful read, especially for those who love imaginative fiction or who are plagued by bizarre dreams that lead them to muse about intriguing implications in their waking life. For the latter, if you can imagine what it might be like if everything you've ever dreamed, read about it, or experienced materialized into a physical dimension, and was left to simmer together and evolve for a long while before you entered it yourself, you'll have an idea of the book's setting."
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Quella on Audible.com
"...a goofy, whacky, and quite unique tale of one man's journey to recover his lost magical scissors."
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Reviews for Pickled Bananas and Other Schwartz Stories



Christina McMullen
"I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a laugh, a quick pick me up, or just enjoys using their noggin while being entertained."
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Seth Paul
"While an anthology of stories can be hit or miss (everybody has their tastes), there is a lot to like in Pickled Bananas; while all the stories have a similar tone and style to them, you are bound to find a favorite or two among them...Yes, Pickled Bananas will probably leave you with a good taste in your mouth, and waiting anxiously for more."
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Ryan Pollack
"Pickled Bananas is full of wit and whimsy. Fantastic things happen to normal people, and normal things happen to fantastic people. The book contains lots of surprising situations, turns of phrase, good humor, fun characters, and silliness -- mixed with some heartfelt, poignant moments and life lessons. The style and tone remind me a lot of Douglas Adams and Neil Gaiman. If you like them, you'll like this collection."
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Verna M. Rose
"Highly original and entertaining."
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Reviews for Wyrd World II (Anthology)



Evette
"A great way to read and get to know writers you may not of known about. None of the stories were bad and actually several were very good."
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L.W. Stuart
"From whimsical to witty, from bleak to full-blown apocalyptic, this collection of short stories has as many different worlds to discover as it does stories."
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Josh Karaczewski
"Another intriguing mix of indie sci-fi and fantasy from the Smashwords community. This anthology has a wide mix of styles and ideas from an international group of writers, and should serve as a jumping off point to encounter more of the writing from the authors you enjoyed."
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Reviews for Jammed



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Reviews for More Than Dalek



Dancingsalome
"A brilliant idea to use an octopus and merge it with a Dalek. It would be something terrifying. ANd the end was rather chilling. :)"
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IrishVampire13
"Okay, THAT was monstrous and brilliant! Nicely done!"
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The Dalek Advocate
"Beings as pitiless as Daleks, but gifted with creative thinking and who actually enjoy killing? Now that\'s terrifying..."
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Reviews for Party Trap



blimey2310
"It was actually very good, with an actual plot rather than random nonsense that I have come to expect of Hitchhiker\'s Guide fanfiction. And your writing style - hats off! You totally nailed it - it was like I was reading a one shot written by Adams himself. And the humour was actually really good - not tacky and forced as it generally is in a lot of fanfiction."

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Reviews for Muggle Studies



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Reviews for Self-Made Witch



Edweirdo92
"This was excellent! I enjoyed every bit start to finish! I would love to see Trudy in another story!"
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blimey2310
"Absolutely brilliant! I loved the concept. Very original and written in such a wonderful way too. I really liked the grocery list idea. Thumbs-up! Looking forward to more whether a continuation or a new fic..."
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Reviews for A Rarity, Artley



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Reviews for Spilt Milk



Nancy Voigt Wedemeyer
"A delightful book which invites the child listener on a romp through a sequence of wild imaginary consequences to choices. It stimulates both creative openness and the ability to follow the thread of an ongoing story line. My pre-school friend wanted to read and re-read it as soon as it came."
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Donna M. McDine
"Come along for a whimsical adventure of Monkey Pants. Always on the outlook to have fun, Monkey Pants does not pay attention to her brother\'s warning on the consequences of spilt milk. Come on seriously what is so wrong about spilt milk?

The glorious imagination of Monkey Pants takes the reader and child on a journey of sharing what happens next before turning the page. A skill imperative to developing a child\'s imagination and creativity and Doug Schwartz does a terrific job in formulating such an experience. The crayon child-like illustrations by Jordan Beckvonpeccoz add to the allure of Spilt Milk, which is sure to become a go to book for bookshelves across the globe."

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Julia Krantz
"I loved it!

This is an adorable book. Perfect in tone and subject matter for children, entertaining for adults reading along with them. I had a smile on my face the whole time I read this book. I also loved the illustrations, which are fresh and delightful, and the snarky little-plays-on-words like Monkey Pants, Smarty Pants and Anson Pants. Spilt Milk gives a whole new meaning to the expressions, \"Don\'t cry over spilt milk!\" and \"Is it a crime to spill milk?\" 5 stars!"


Sharon Coffey
"A little spilt milk can cause a BIG FLOOD of problems as demonstrated by author Douglas Schwartz in his picture book, SPILT MILK. As the title promises, spilt milk is the problem presented in this book. Main character, Monkey Pants, is as unique as she is creative. When her milk spills, the adventure begins. Hold on to your hats in this one because you\'re in for a ride. This story is full of twists and turns.

The story\'s text provides a multitude of imagery such as, \"Monkey and Anson paddled up to a chef using a large bowl like a boat and a large spatula like an oar.\" Illustrator, Jordan Beckvonpeccoz\'s artwork is simplistic but expressive.

Every child has experienced spilt milk or spilt liquids of some sort. It\'s a right of passage into adulthood where we spill less but still spill, all the same. I think children ages four to seven will enjoy the adventure this story provides."

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