Reviews:Keyhole & other fiction

"This is a hugely recommended collection that marks Rees out as a writer capable of spinning tales of vibrant imagination and who is unafraid to peer into strange places.''

IAN HOLLOWAY, WYRD BRITAIN, REVIEW OF KEYHOLE

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"...the very best of Rees's stories such as the tale of the venal antique dealers in 'The Word' are simply world class.'' 

JON GOWER, NATION.CYMRU, REVIEW OF KEYHOLE

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"Rees is fully in control of that particular gift of authors of fantastic stories, which consists of placing banal objects, or characters, in situations where they are at the same time innocent and threatening . . . On other occasions, his stories are wonderfully weird and funny at the same time . . ."

GUIDO EEKHAUT (right), AUTHOR OF ABSINTHE, MEDIUM, REVIEW OF KEYHOLE

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". . . enhanced by beautiful writing throughout . . . wonderfully accomplished"

CAROLYN PERCY, WALES ARTS REVIEW, REVIEW OF KEYHOLE

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". . . the overall effect is one of utter oddity and insight into a world which, as Machen's was, is clearly ours - but experienced at a slant. And that slant makes all the difference . . . A bonus is that the stories are accompanied by evocative, complementary photographs taken by their author. Matthew G. Rees is an author whose name was new to me, but is now noted. Further work from him will receive a warm welcome!"

JOHN HOWARD, WORMWOOD, REVIEW OF KEYHOLE

'Lushly imaginative, lyrical, full of intriguingly funny interludes, Keyhole is a wonderful collection I’m busy recommending to friends.’

PETER KENNY, A WRITER'S NOTEBOOK, REVIEW OF KEYHOLE

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'It is always a pleasure to welcome a major talent... and 'Keyhole', by Matthew G. Rees clearly establishes the author's claim to this title... These stories never fail to delight and intrigue and we have no hesitation in recommending 'Keyhole' to anyone with a taste for fine writing and exquisite story telling. You will not be disappointed!'

CERI SHAW, AMERICYMRU, REVIEW OF KEYHOLE

americymru.net/ceri-shaw/blog/5236/keyhole-a-stunning-debut-from-a-major-new-talent

Dreamcoat Audio story

'fascinating and special . . . this story will be of great interest to readers who love literary fiction and enjoy reading stories by such authors as Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Aickman and Joel Lane. This story is wholly different from what these authors have written and isn't exactly horror fiction or fantasy fiction, but there's something about the atmosphere and the author's prose that reminds me of their stories . . . I can guarantee that you'll find the story evocative and touching. Highly recommended!'

SEREGLI OF RHIMINEE, RISING SHADOW, REVIEW OF DREAMCOAT

risingshadow.net/articles/reviews/1027-audio-story-review-dreamcoat-by-matthew-g-rees

Listen to this story here

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcCsY_YKnG0

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