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Recommendations for a recent short story convert

Discussion in 'Book club' started by 16 Heath, May 22, 2011.

  1. Recently converted. Now I am time starved, can appreciate the short story as a satisfying read in snatched moments having shunned them as "too shallow".

    Anyone else had the same experience? Any recommendations?
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    Rose Tremain, Penelope Lively
  3. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Annie E Proulx
  4. thebigonion

    thebigonion New commenter

    Raymond Carver - legendary, gritty realism. Excellent stuff.
    W Somerset Maugham - marvellous stuff.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez - his magic realistic short stories are a bit intense, but good stuff.
    Jorge Luis Borges - frankly a bit odd at times, but genius. Absolutely.

  5. lardylegs

    lardylegs Occasional commenter

    Runyon on Broadway - Damon Runyon - snappy vignettes of American gangsters in the 1920s-30s. Timeless classic.
  6. Thanks everyone. Off to local bookshop now with my trusty recommendations. Probably still be in there for an hour!
  7. Have been meaning to read something from this author. Thanks for the nudge!
  8. Roald Dahl's short story collection - macabre, dark, brilliant!!!
  9. Of course! I remember reading one as a child when I was too immature to undersand the story. Will re-visit. Thanks
  10. Underachiever

    Underachiever New commenter

    About Love and other stories by Anton Chekov. Not The End Of The World by Kate Atkinson
  11. jonowen

    jonowen Occasional commenter

    "May we Borrow your Husband?" by Graham Greene for something classical is brilliant and Maeve Binchley has a few books (short stories) for less formal reading (sorry can't remember titles off-hand)

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