Shout out for a good book.
Some of you guys have probably read my short scripts Life and After life (Ben - I've got a concept for Before life so the trilogy is complete, atleast in my head!). Those I wrote when in Limkokwing. I've no illusions BUT this give you guys a clue as to my tastes...
The short story collection Children playing before a statue of Hercules (edited and introduced by David Sedaris) has got PLENTY of that kinda flavour - The girl with the blackened eye (Joyce Carol Oates) and Bullet to the brain (Tobias Wolfe) stand out.
I must admit I did skip a couple of the stories - when they slowed down a bit BUT it was only just the two.
For those who enjoy a decent (these are more than decent) stories like me - this is a definite keeper.
NO. I'm not lending my copy!