"This very well-written and paradoxical little book is vital reading for anyone wishing to experience London’s cultural eddies in the second half of the twentieth century. It is well titled: not only"... (read full reviews)
"I found this book very difficult to put down, no sooner had I finished one story I would be thinking “just one more then I’ll get back to work”
Each story is different but all are deep and thought"... (read full reviews)
"This book made me feel razzle dazzle slap bang in the middle of the Jazz age in 1930's New York. Ms. Parker's bitter wit is some of the best I've ever read. Drop everything now and start reading this"... (read full reviews)
"This book is superb! I like the way that the author has kept every story flowing. I found that once I had started to read it, I couldn't put it down. His fancy interpretations of historical events is"... (read full reviews)
"Short Stories are once again becoming more and more popular. (Particularly with Alice Munro winning the International Booker Prize). Raymond Carver delivers such beautiful, complex stories in an"... (read full reviews)
"This is one of America's darkest writers. The inclusion of 'The Raven' in this collection of stories and poetry is justification enough for owning this great introduction to an underrated genius."... (read full reviews)
"I usually find short stories frustrating - I'll just be getting into the story when it ends. But in this collection, each story was designed to explore an idea (or ideas), and each worked. Every story"... (read full reviews)
"Welcome to the adult world of Roald Dahl. In this collection of short stories Dahl develops his dark humour and more sinister side that is lurking within his childrens fiction. His characters are as"... (read full reviews)
"Nine quirky short stories and the poem "Lemonade", delving into the colourful lives of people who are all completely different, but all share a life changing experience which is often so"... (read full reviews)
"A collection of some of the best short stories ever put in print. Salinger's writing is so fine that it seems effortless. Witty, beautiful and touching, a modern classic that will last a lifetime."... (read full reviews)
"Despite having loved "Jonathan Strange" I approached this book with caution, not being a huge fan of short stories in general. However, within the first few lines I was totally drawn in to Clarke's"... (read full reviews)
"Collier is a master at the art of short story telling. In this collection he excels in creating a wonderous, surreal, almost fairytale world for the reader to soak up, pure escapism. Truly a book to"... (read full reviews)
"Susan Perabo is right up there with Etgar Keret and Junot Diaz as one of the greatest writers of short stories of modern times. In Explaining Death to the Dog, Perabo takes ordinary people living"... (read full reviews)
"I'm not sure Mr Sethi would agree with me but I tend to find a level of the psychological in his works, dare I say horror? And though I am slow to place his efforts into any specific genre; For the"... (read full reviews)
"The only problem with it, was that it ended. i could go on for ever reading Gaiman's stories.
It is great for a busy life style, because some of the stories are short enough for you to read during a"... (read full reviews)
"Darker, deeper and more polished than In All Probability. The short stories in Jumble Tales are in fact slightly longer than those in his debut 2009 collection.
You can read each story in around ten"... (read full reviews)
"Always walking the line between disturbing and beautiful, Keret's short stories will have you grabbed from the first page.
The stories are short enough for the journey to work but i'm sure you wont"... (read full reviews)
"A great book that is easy reading with fantastic short stories of the authors life as a Thames Estuary Fisherman. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants an easy read on the sun lounger this"... (read full reviews)