All tagged Short Stories

Floyd Harbor: Stories

Rating: 4/5 | Floyd Harbor was a subtly moving look into the human experience of those who live in the depressed small towns of America. The writing seemed to zoom in on the most telling details without sacrificing pace or perspective, which really sucks the reader in and makes it all feel so true to life. (Click the post to read more.)

Florida

Rating: 5/5 | This. Collection. Is. Masterful. I cannot overstate. Lauren Groff is unbelievable, and she does so much with so little in each of these stories. (Click the post to read more.)

Mars

Rating: 4.5/5 | I'm not sure where they had me: "short stories," "speculative fiction," or "feminist lit." Because I love all of those things. And I was supremely ~not disappointed~. These were make-you-squint-and-think stories. I carried a pencil with me when I was reading it and underlined or circled a significant portion of the words on each page. (Click the post to read more.)

Living on the Borderlines

Rating: 4/5 | I was very excited to read Living on the Borderlines because I grew up in upstate New York, not far from where many of these stories take place. I know a lot of the small towns, highways, and landmarks referenced. That always makes for a fun reading experience. But beyond that, I loved the stories themselves. (Click the post to read more.)

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

Rating: 4.5/5 | I first read the title short story from this collection ("What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky") through The Season of Stories. I was immediately blown away, and I forwarded it to all my lit friends so I'd have someone to talk to about it. (Click the post to read more.)

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

Rating: 4/5 | As a general rule, I don't critique classics. I will, however, gladly offer commentary on my experiences reading them. I hadn't read anything by Kafka before, including "The Metamorphosis." Needless to say, Kafka is weird. (Click the post to read more.)