Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Cherries in the Snow” as Want to Read:
Cherries in the Snow
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Cherries in the Snow

by
4.14  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Cherries in the Snow is a collection of ten short stories.

Family trauma, criminals, theoretical physics, murder, mental illness, and the surreal coincide to create dark tales of tragedy and redemption.
Paperback, First, 150 pages
Published April 1st 2015 by Surrealist gesture
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Cherries in the Snow, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Cherries in the Snow

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-44
Average rating 4.14  · 
Rating details
 ·  14 ratings  ·  11 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Cherries in the Snow
Gayle Cappelluti
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
I won this in a Goodreads giveaway. I don't think I would have taken it home with me had I examined it more closely. If you enjoy blood and gore, you may like this collection of short stories more than I did. Sometimes ironic, always weird, and falling just short of Rod Serling, these stories were something like a car wreck that you don't want to see but cannot take your eyes away from. After a while, I more enjoyed catching the typos and misspellings (I stopped at six) than I did reading the c ...more
Don Sloan
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Cherries In the Snow is an outstanding collection of short stories by a talented writer. Often melancholy and yet, at times, stunningly poignant, the collection takes its place among the best of 2015.

Story 1 -- a tormented young girl watches as her father commits an unthinkable act right in front of her -- and she is left to pay the price.

Story 2 -- details a man's painful loss -- first, of his wife, then of the finger where his wedding ring should have been, seventeen years before. The writing
...more
Steve Haywood
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-stories
Cherries in the Snow is a collection of ten short stories from author Jonathan Douglas Duran. The stories are not directly linked but they are loosely linked by theme. The actual stories themselves are very different – there’s the story of a man who lost his finger, a story about a stockbroker and his obsession with a shop dummy, and an interesting double story about a meeting between two lovers told consecutively from both of their perspectives.

I often struggle with short stories. I really want
...more
Pip Clarke
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
It’s been a really long time since I’ve read a collection of short stories and honestly I’d forgotten how much I like them. There’s just something entirely voyeuristic about hopping in and out of people’s lives that’s captured here and Cherries in the Snow didn’t disappoint in this regard.

The collection itself is incredibly well written and as each tale is so varied from the next I found that it satisfied my usual need to hop between genres. With pseudo/satirical pop culture references to look o
...more
Lori Tatar
Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Cherries in the Snow showcases work from Jonathan Douglas Duran with a series of short stories of macabre tendencies. There is no shortage of darkness here and anybody reading will be able to identify with one or another character. There are few protagonists in these stories that explore the darker, bloodier side of humanity. Each tale has fairly graphic violence, although it's not entirely over the top. If you are looking for something gritty and possibly even disturbing, choose this collection ...more
Samie Sands
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Collections of short stories can sometimes be hit and miss because there's the danger that some stories can let it down, but that simply isn't the case in Cherries in the Snow! Each story is unique, but just as dark, funny and captivating. Jonathan Douglas Duran has an amazing way of writing that grabbed my attention from the very first word. At some points my heart was actually pounding! I'd recommend this to readers who love horror with something a little bit different thrown in - it'll be cha ...more
Jenn Swanson
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-club-read
I read the first story and I got angry. This is not a bad thing. For the author to make me feel for a character and get angry over what happens is a big thing. These stories are not for the faint of heart. If you are a fan of horror you will enjoy this collection. Would highly recommend.
Terry Douglas
Feb 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Quite an odd, dark collection of stories. Each tale seemingly more macabre than the last, this book is a reminder that not all stories have a happy ending. I enjoyed this book a lot, however I would say that this is a collection that is not necessarily for the faint of heart.
Queen Spades
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: royally-favored
Note: This collection was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

First off, if you aren’t one for gory or highly descriptive horror, you may not want to take a look at this work. Simply because, it is very descriptive on any segments that involved death, which is almost every story here. However, since I’m a fan of horror, it wasn’t a deterrent for me. A couple of stories, primarily the title story, was slightly difficult to follow … I thought the author was trying too hard to d
...more
Renee
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
I received this book from Good Reads and the only thing I can say about it is that is was weird. Not my type of book.
Jonathan Duran
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez
rated it it was amazing
Feb 21, 2015
Kortney Perez
rated it really liked it
Dec 29, 2015
Micielle
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Dr. Cole Marie Mckinnon
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Donna Schubert
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Tammy Pooser
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Sharron
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Sarah
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Deborah Blanchard
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Carla
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Kimberly
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Sandra Beck
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Deborah Shelar
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
J
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Sweetpea
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Vykki
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Max
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Frederick Rotzien
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Matthew Penland
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
McKenzie Templeton
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Sarah
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Jason
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Dale
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
LAWonder10
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Franny
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2015
Michelle Delgado
marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2015
Kara Lauren
marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2015
Carol
marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2015
Erin
marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2015
Debie
marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2015
Davia Taylor
marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2015
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Literary Horror: I wrote a horror book? 1 22 Mar 13, 2015 06:10AM  
Book trailer 1 1 Feb 18, 2015 11:23AM  
Jonathan Douglas Duran is a ___________ , ____________ and ____________ .

He is the recipient of the _______________ and won the _______________ for his work on ________________ .

He resides in ____________ with his _______________ .

He is currently _______________________________ .

News & Interviews

As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of young ad...
40 likes · 10 comments
“Anthony honed the razor along the old leather strop and stared intently at the metal blade as it went up and down, flipping back and forth, with the light exploding off of it like a series of quiet, hypnotic explosions.” 0 likes
“When she spoke, her voice sang as if a thousand different religions had crawled into her throat to die. All faiths scrambled to rewrite their holy books, recomposing them to abet her every urge. All words she pronounced became gospel, every tremble of her flesh a great crusade against all non-believers.” 0 likes
More quotes…