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Sudden Fiction by Robert Shapard
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it was ok

A surprisingly disappointing book. Except the stories by John Cheever, Bel Kaufman, Langston Hughes, Grace Paley and a couple others, the works selected were singularly lackluster and unmemorable. The main flaw of most stories was that they were written in the style of longer fiction, which seemed clunky and ill-suited for the genre. The book's copyright is 1986, which leads me to believe that flashfiction, as an art form, has evolved considerably in the last 20 years.

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April 27, 2008 – Shelved
Started Reading
June 1, 2008 – Finished Reading

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