Hugh Roberts – Author


Glimpses is Hugh’s first published anthology and as many others have said, it is an intriguing read.

So many of the stories start in familiar settings: a tube journey, the purchase of an Easter bunny, the acquisition of a lipstick, a car boot sale.

From these mundane beginnings Hugh twists his characters in ways that suggest, deep within that lovely man lives a real beast. Horror is perhaps the genre that most springs to mind, but don’t think this is a limited selection. There’s drama, pathos, sci-fi and fantasy to name a few. But for me it is the humour, the word play and beautifully penned characters that show he is the master of his craft.

Hugh is undoubtedly at his best in his multi-part shorts. The Truth App is a joy as it rolls across the years leaving you wondering where it will end, or indeed begin, as Hugh subverts time and plays with our heads.

For me, though, the tortuous and tortured wedding drama beginning with the Bridegroom and ending with the mother of the Bridegroom is a gem. I’m sure I’m not the only one who was convinced I’d worked out what was happening before being floored in the final episode.

All things considered this is a consummate book of stories but, reading Β the Truth App, I couldn’t help wondering when Hugh will stretch himself with a full-length novel. Maybe that’s a resolution for tomorrow, Hugh.


And now there’s a competition Hugh has launched off the back of his book, here

If you want to acquire Hugh’s book here is the Amazon UK link. It is available in most places Amazon has a presence.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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31 Responses to Hugh Roberts – Author

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  2. Ritu says:

    A great read indeed!!!

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  3. Happy New Year, Geoff. Good luck to Hugh with this one. Hugs all around.

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  4. AJ.Dixon says:

    I must have missed the announcement for this, but I’ll head over to Amazon now ☺ Great review, Geoff, makes me want to dive in right away!

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  5. jan says:

    Great review Geoff reminding me that I am quite remiss in posting reviews. (one of my NYE resolutions is to get off my duff)

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  6. Norah says:

    Lovely review, Geoff. I have my copy. Now I just need my time!

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  7. Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    Check out the new book by Hugh Roberts

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  8. Annecdotist says:

    Congratulations Hugh, that book looks inviting – or scary!

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  9. dgkaye says:

    Great review of Hugh’s book Geoff! I’m reading it now. πŸ™‚

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  10. Geoff, this is such a glowing review for Glimpses; thank you so much. A great start to the New Year and I must thank you for giving me lots of encouragement to get the book put together.

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  11. You are right Geoff. Hugh is a master of his craft. What a cracking book! πŸ™‚

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  13. Great review! Have my copy but need to read it. I’ll join you and Norah in that 25 hour day. I do love short stories, though, so am looking forward to this one!

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