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Olive Kitteridge
Yet another book club selection that I read and failed to connect with. I'm not sure what it is about these kinds of books (Alice Munro is another exa ...more
Jan 2010
Feb 12, 2010
Get in Trouble
I read one of Link's collections years ago and really enjoyed it, so thought I'd give this new one a whirl. She's got a distinct voice and sensibility ...more
Jan 2015
Mar 02, 2015
Fell, Volume 1: Feral City
Crime meets horror in this collection of eight stories about Detective Richard Fell -- once a high-flying investigator in the big city, now exiled acr ...more
Jan 2010
Sep 07, 2010
The Outlaw Album: Stories
Readers may have encountered ten of the twelve stories collected here in periodicals such as Esquire, New Letters, and The Missouri Review, or in anth ...more
Jan 2011
Oct 07, 2011
Sex Dungeon For Sale!
Each of the eleven short stories in this small collection are built on a lone imaginative premise, upon which the story succeeds or fails. They can be ...more
Jan 2009
Nov 06, 2009
Blazing Combat
As someone who's not a comics buff, I'd never heard of Blazing Combat until I stumbled across this book's arresting pop art cover in the library. Sinc ...more
Jan 2009
Nov 06, 2009
The Dew Breaker
Haiti has always struck me as a place with fascinating history, and since my grandparents lived there from 1967-69, I've been curious to learn more ab ...more
Jan 2009
Dec 15, 2009
Queen and Country: The Definitive Edition, Vol. 1
I like graphic storytelling and I like a lot of espionage stories (be they fiction, film, nonfiction), so when the four-volume collection came out, I ...more
Jan 2010
Sep 07, 2010
The Speed Chronicles
Indie publisher Akashic hit it big with its city-based "Noir" collections (D.C. Noir, Mumbai Noir, etc.), and looks to repeat that success with a new ...more
Jan 2012
May 22, 2012
We Need New Names
I make a point of trying to read whatever African fiction comes across my path, but this is only the second work I've read from Zimbabwe (the other wa ...more
Jan 2013
Aug 21, 2013
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self
Like a lot of readers, I have a kind of mixed relationship with short stories. While I often do enjoy them, I also often find them unfulfilling, eithe ...more
Jan 2010
Dec 15, 2010
This debut collection of eleven short stories by a prominent German lawyer is an excellent window into the psychology of crime. Each brief story (all ...more
Jan 2011
Feb 25, 2011
Voice of America
This debut collection of 18 short stories (all of which I believe were previously published in various literary journals and magazines) combine to pai ...more
Jan 2011
Jan 20, 2011
Lengua Fresca: Latinos Writing on the Edge
Although one can certainly argue about what "the edge" is and who is qualified to determine it, there can be little argument that this anthology is a ...more
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Oct 14, 2007
The Best American Comics 2006
I'm a big fan of comics, graphic storytelling, sequential art, whatever you want to call it, so I was psyched to see the form added to the "Best Ameri ...more
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Oct 14, 2007
Salmonella Men on Planet Porno: And Other Stories
Tsutsu's major influences are Darwin, Freud, and the Marx Brothers -- all of which are well in evidence in the somewhat uneven mix of thirteen short s ...more
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Oct 14, 2007
The Georgia Avenue Bus
This loosely connected set of stories revolving around the titular bus route fails to rise above the most basic creative writing workshop cliches. For ...more
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Oct 14, 2007
This Is Paradise: Stories
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May 23, 2013
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