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Description - Trust Me! by Paul Collins

Age range 11+Trust Me! features original contributions by 50 of Australia's best known children's authors, poets and illustrators. Stories and poems cover all genres, mystery, romance, crime, fantasy, SF, humour and more. Contributors include: Andy Griffiths, Shaun Tan, Gary Crew, Phillip Gwynne, Catherine Bateson, Steven Herrick, Allan Baillie, Sofie Laguna, Leigh Hobbs, Marc McBride, Mitch Vane, Michael Wagner, David Metzenthen and many others.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781876462574
ISBN-10: 1876462574
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Ford Street Publishing Pty Ltd
Publisher: Hybrid Publishers
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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Book Review: Trust Me! by Paul Collins - Reviewed by (27 Jun 2011)

Isobelle Carmody’s introduction states: “This fat and juicy collection is like one of those dessert plates where you get to try a little bit of everything, so you can decide what you’ll order next time as a full-sized portion. Like all good collections, it can be dipped into and explored in any order, depending on a reader’s mood. Enjoy your introduction to genre, and to the various contributors in this collection, and use it as the starting point either to pursue further works by the contributors or to seek our more of the genre you enjoy. Trust me, genre is an addictive pleasure . . .”

I agree wholeheartedly with Isobelle’s words. This is an offering of the very best from many of Australia’s top YA authors, poets and illustrators. Almost every fiction genre is represented: from horror to romance, to crime, to fantasy to contemporary “hip”. The tone is as eclectic as the collection: there are some light-hearted works and some truly chilling stories; ones to make you think, laugh, smile and cry.

A favourite?from so many favourites in this anthology—is Leigh Hobbs’ two page artistic commentary on “The Joy of Being an Author”?it will strike a chord with every writer. From the frustrations of slaving over a manuscript, to the “working up to a pitch” where the character is literally chewing at his own leg with frustration (I can empathise with this!) to the final result, “at the book launch”.

Another favourite is “The Leather Jacket” by David Rish?a fast, snappy romantic story with a surprise twist. Another was the haunting “The Babysitter” by Lili Wilkinson?the image of green teeth remains with me days after I read the story . . . Then the chilling “Backup” by Michael Pryor; and Gary Crew’s poignant “The Returning Tree”.

In the space available here, it would be impossible to give each and every work the mention it deserves. Congratulations must go to Paul Collins for his hard work in compiling the entertaining and diverse material in the anthology. An editor’s job is never an easy one.

All I can say is Trust Me!, you will want to buy, read and enjoy this anthology over and over again.

Astrid Cooper

Book Review: Trust Me! by Paul Collins - Reviewed by (10 Dec 2009)

Isobelle Carmody’s introduction states: ‘This fat and juicy collection is like one of those dessert plates where you get to try a little bit of everything, so you can decide what you’ll order next time as a full-sized portion. Like all good collections, it can be dipped into and explored in any order, depending on a reader’s mood. Enjoy your introduction to genre, and to the various contributors in this collection, and use it as the starting point either to pursue further works by the contributors or to seek our more of the genre you enjoy. Trust me, genre is an addictive pleasure …’

I agree wholeheartedly with Isobelle’s words. This is an offering of the very best from many of Australia’s top YA authors, poets and illustrators. Almost every fiction genre is represented: from horror to romance, to crime, to fantasy to contemporary ‘hip’. The tone is as eclectic as the collection: there are some light-hearted works and some truly chilling stories; ones to make you think, laugh, smile and cry.

A favourite ? from so many favourites in this anthology — is Leigh Hobbs’ two page artistic commentary on ‘The Joy of Being an Author’ ? it will strike a chord with every writer. From the frustrations of slaving over a manuscript, to the ‘working up to a pitch’ where the character is literally chewing at his own leg with frustration (I can empathise with this!) to the final result, ‘at the book launch’.

Another favourite is ‘The Leather Jacket’ by David Rish ? a fast, snappy romantic story with a surprise twist. Another was the haunting ‘The Babysitter’ by Lili Wilkinson ? the image of green teeth remains with me days after I read the story … . Then the chilling ‘Backup’ by Michael Pryor; and Gary Crew’s poignant ‘The Returning Tree’. In the space available here, it would be impossible to give each and every work the mention it deserves. Congratulations must go to Paul Collins for his hard work in compiling the entertaining and diverse material in the anthology. An editor’s job is never an easy one. All I can say is Trust Me!, you will want to buy, read and enjoy this anthology over and over again.

(review by Astrid Cooper, posted with permission)


Author Biography - Paul Collins

Paul Collins co-edited with Meredith Costain four boxed sets of fiction (Spinouts) for which they won the Aurealis Award. Paul edited The Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction & Fantasy for which he won the William Atheling Award. He is also an accomplished writer, having published over 100 books including The Jelindel Chronicles, seven titles in The Quentaris Chronicles and The Earthborn Wars.

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