Reviews

The Teleporter’s Handbook

mary
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Easy Read 🙂
Reviewed October 31, 2018
This book is awesome if you’re one of those readers (like me) that appreciates a book you can pick up sort of whenever and wherever you want and read in small or big chunks. Ultimately … it’s a super fun and easy read and I highly recommend it!

naomi simpson
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful and super fun
Reviewed November 14, 2018
I loved the stories contained in this fun book. If you are looking for well written, fun, whimsical, delicious story telling that isn’t afraid to twist and bend and indeed teleport the reader, look no further. Great book to pick up and read a single story or curl up and delve into the whole. God Bless Michael Caine is a personal fave.

M Donovan Aikman
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun read.
Reviewed November 25, 2018
This has a lot of the great quirky writing to keep you going. I have been doing it in chunks though because that’s more my erratic reading style. I agree with the other review that it’s pretty easy to pick up and put down, never miss a beat and just slide back into a great story.


Top reviews from other countries
Ethan Collopy. 5.0 out of 5 stars. A highly entertaining collection of short stories.
Reviewed in the U.K on December 19, 2018 
The Teleporter’s Handbook is an absolute revelation! It’s a wonderful collection of short stories told with the crisp bite of Roald Dahl at his best. The stories display such a rich historical knowledge of various movie star facts that I often found myself referring to Wikipedia after the end of a story. God Bless Michael Caine and Dancing with Schadenfreude are real highlights. Anyone who enjoys short story collections should grab a copy of this immediately!


Picasso On a Napkin

Miles Murphy 5.0 out of 5 stars. Fanciful, thoughtful and fun
Reviewed in Canada on September 4, 2020
Picasso on a Napkin is an imaginative miscellany of lyric poems – sense and nonsense, ridiculous and sublime – that float like a mirage on the stream of consciousness. From “Ode to a Zit” and “Refrigerator Blues” to the longer series of poems in “Discordia”, David Simmonds takes us on a journey built of the stuff of daydreams and nightmares, with a large dose of humour and fanciful wordplay stirred in. Delightful!

Shawn Robins 5.0 out of 5 stars. Fabulous collection of lyric poetry
Reviewed in Canada on March 8, 2020
Picasso on a Napkin is a wonderful collection of lyric poetry. At times fanciful, funny and deeply thoughtful. Find myself revisiting favourites and sharing aloud with friends.

Denise Meagles: Newtown bookshop (Reviewer).U.S. e: dameagles@aol.com   Public. Rating *4
This collection of metrical poems is fantastic and takes you on a rhythmic journey.  The author suggests reading the metrical verse out loud to “reveal the music in the words and give them voice”. I highly recommend this method of reading as it brings the verse to life. This book grabs you from the beginning with the famous story of Picasso and the napkin sketch and continues to take you on the roller coaster of human nature. I thoroughly enjoyed this collection as it provides an opportunity for the reader to “express yourself” in a way that is fun and light-hearted.

Dr. J Reads: drjreads.blogspot.com. Reviewer U.S. e; jddehartwriting@gmail.com Public. Rating *5
David Simmonds finds words and ideas in all manner of places — and then arranges them in masterful ways. This is what poetry is made of. #inspired

Andrea Pole n/a Reviewer Canada. e; andreadlg@yahoo.com        Public. rating *4.5
Picasso On a Napkin by David Simmonds is a truly unique collection of lyrical prose that will entertain, amuse, and pose a challenge to conventional thinking, all in equal measure.  Absorbing and reflecting on this collection was a delight from start to finish, and I was quite sorry to reach the final page.  I took up the suggestion to read the verses aloud and, as promised, doing so enriched the experience even further.