Reviewed: Heroes and Civilians

A nice little referrer email comment reminder thingy cropped up in my inbox this morning. Seems that Thomas DeMary from PANK magazine has done a review Heroes and Civilians, which the more frequently visited among you will know as my recently released available-for-free-download short story collection.

Mr. DeMary is generous in his review: complimentary without effusiveness, critical without stridency. Warmed the cockles it did. Made me giggle with pleasure it did. I may even have blushed.

“Ford showcases an enjoyment of writing, allowing his imagination to roam free while the watchful eye of the craftsman, aware and wary of belaboring the point, chaperones the fantastic,” Mr. DeMary said. “Adam Ford exudes a control of the flash form, as well as an adherence to the principles of fiction, in a way not seen before by this reviewer,” he also said. How utterly lovely of him.

I was most tickled by the categorisation of this review too, which not only sits within PANK‘s “reviews” category, but which also sits within their “Bright Young Things” category. Lookit! I’m a bright young thing! I’m not sure whether to be more chuffed over the “bright” or the “young” tag with that one.

You can check out the full review on the pages of PANK, and should it whet your appetite you can also head over to the appropriate section of this blog to obtain a free-to-download copy of Heroes and Civilians to love and hug and call him George.


Poet. Author. Beard. Husband. Dad. Four chickens. Dog. Cat. I can sometimes fix my lawnmower.

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About Adam

I'm a dad and the author of the poetry collections The Third Fruit is a Bird and Not Quite the Man for the Job, the novel Man Bites Dog and the short story collection Heroes and Civilians.

Bookings for public appearances can be made through Booked Out Speakers Agency

This website was created on Dja Dja Wurrung land.
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Quelle Grammage!
on days when i’m pretending to work at home and avoiding the housework it’s nice to know the TROLL BEWARE sign is only a 15min walk away. i wrote a poem today with a line in it about jazz-handing a gap in reality and I am very proud of that line indeed oh yes. Just a bunch of heroes hangin’. work in progress
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