Tag: Short Story Collection

BOOK REVIEW: Don’t Try This at Home by Angela Readman

Don’t Try This at Home by Angela Readman is an exceptional and masterful collection of short stories. It contains the short story ‘The Keeper of the Jackalopes‘ which won her the 2013 Costa Short Story Award – plus another twelve mouth-watering offerings which in there own rights could be award winners too. The collection kept

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BOOK REVIEW: Chain Linked by Michelle Blair Wilker

Michelle Blair Wilker’s Chain Linked is a wonderfully deep, rich and varied short story collection. It’s a collection that has a real heart to it. Wilker talks about the things we sometimes overlook in life or are too busy to notice; love, fleeting conversations, casual observations, loss, regret – it’s in essence a collection that

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BOOK REVIEW: All The Fabulous Beasts by Priya Sharma

All The Fabulous Beastsis a hauntingly beautiful exploration of the depths of love, loss, and relationships. Priya Sharma’s first collection of short stories offers up tales of cursed lovers, hags, mermaids, snake people, bird people, plant people, and killers. These stories show the true mastery Sharma has over fiction and delivers a gut punch of

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BEST BOOKS: Ross Jeffery’s Best Books Read in 2018

Our head of books has been rather busy this year and has had a remarkable turnover of reviews. Reading everything that has come his way, from the big publishers to many a independent press and so we feel he’s the guy to talk to you about his best books of 2018 – or the year

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BEST BOOKS: Rachael Smart’s Best Books Read in 2018

The following books piled up on my desk this year and bought me atomic moments of reading pleasure. Books that have thoroughly immersed me, so much so that sometimes life has gone off the grid. One collection saw me miss all my stops on the tram and then my final connection home.  Me and that

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BEST BOOKS: Emily Harrison’s Best Books Read in 2018

We asked Emily Harrison one of our STORGY Reviewers what her best books of 2018 were and below are her findings… 2018 has been a year full of words – I’ve started [finally] writing and submitting my work, but I’ve also started reading more [which is odd considering I did an English degree for three

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BOOK REVIEW: The Cuban Club by Barry Gifford

Pushing back on the perceived notions of 1950’s America – the good old days, the easy life, prosperity and opportunity in a post-war boom USA – Barry Gifford’s The Cuban Club is a coming-of-age collection void of rose-tinted glasses. Here, life occurs, real life – the losses, the love, pain, violence, death, sex, childhood and

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BOOK REVIEW: The New Uncanny Edited by Sarah Eyre & Ra Page

Right, straight off the bat – this collection is insanely fucking good! Now I have got that off my chest…to showcase the type of brilliance you will be getting here lets take a small interlude of Ra Page’s introduction to The New Uncanny. In his famous essay of 1919 – the reason we’re all here

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EXCLUSIVE SHORT STORY: Manolos and Gas Fumes by Michelle Blair Wilker

Grateful acknowledgement is made to Post Hill Press for permitting STORGY to exclusively publish ‘Manolos and Gas Fumes‘ from Michelle’s debut collection; Chain Linked * Manolos and Gas Fumes The Volvo was out of gas. I couldn’t believe it. I can still hardly believe it. The red light dinged on the dashboard, exposing a tiny

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BOOK REVIEW: Help the Witch by Tom Cox

Help the Witch, a collection of ten stories from Tom Cox, shows how even in the most mundane life there can be a bit of the fantastical. Within these ten tales Cox utilises a number of different techniques to relay stories of break-ups, bleak futures, and loss. Straddling the line between horror, fantasy, and character

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