Sunday, October 18, 2009

Review - Courting the Bull

Sorry for not posting much lately. I've had some pending matters that have required my undivided attention but not so much so it stopped me from reading Courting the Bull - An anthology of expatriate literature in Spain.

For anyone interested in what Spanish life is like, I recommend buying this book.  Plus, you'll be supporting your fellow expats.  Broken down into three sections, the first is a collection of essays describing different experiences and the reasons the writers chose Spain as their adoptive home.

Next comes some short stories with Mediterranean Lady Seeks A Friend, a noir-ish tale of scams before the euro being my favorite. I just wish it were a bit longer. Hector a tale of a working-joe is another standout. But they're all entertaining and offer a diverse view-point.

Finally, there's some poetry. I have to admit, I'm not a big fan which speaks more for me than the art form, but I found myself pleasantly surprised by how the writers were able to capture Spain and the life here.

So there you have it. Buy the book.


  1. Thanks for your kind comments on my story - Mediterranean Lady Seeks A Friend - would you believe it was originally longer but I edited down for a competition (for their specified word count) but I was mistaken about the deadline and so missed it and submitted to the anthology instead.

  2. Oh that's fabulous Rob! How exciting!

  3. Well Done . . . Rob., you see this it what happens, some things take so long to filter through, it is like a female having a baby, The Effort, The Worry and them The Result. Also, always leave them wanting a little more.

  4. Thanks folks, (sorry not trying to take this blog over!)

  5. Hey Rob - Glad you liked the comments. Would love to read the extended version one day. Congrats again on the great story