17 Sept 2005

Watermark 2004

Watermark, MA Creative Writing Bath Spa University College 2004, Pridy, R., ed.

This is a collection of short stories and excerpts from the Bath Spa MA in creative writing, which my buddy Dan did.

There is some really good stuff in here. Some of it is just brilliant. Some of it is crap. My attention was drawn to one of the critics' comments printed on the cover: "there is no house style, no School of Newton Park", referring to the fact that everyone writes in their individual style. This is an interesting thing to look for in a collection from a creative writing programme: I generally agree with the guy. There is a story that's insanely funny; another one ominously troubling, and a few other interesting pieces in between.