Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Various Authors

The BBC Short Story award winners from 2015 will include names you know and names you don't. They're all fantastic examples of the genre.

My review -

This is a collection of the five winners of the BBC short story competition for 2015. I read it on the recommendation of a friend, and, though the stories are very different, they are all extremely good reading. They encapsulate the technique of condensing an idea and making every phrase work hard. Yet it's done effortlessly. For some reason there seemed to be a formatting problem with the eBook, resulting in the occasional running together of words - likethis. Not enough to spoil the read, though. If, like me, you enjoy the short story form, this is a great read.

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