The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Week Links: The Shortest Day

of the year is tomorrow – 21st December – which is also National Short Story Day in the UK. To celebrate, Comma Press’s is giving away a copy of Morphologies. If … Continue reading

December 20, 2013

Review of I’m on the Train, by Wendy Perriam

I’m on the Train by Wendy Perriam Robert Hale, 2012 Reviewed by Emma Young “That disembodied voice was like some new, imperious God issuing His commandments from on high. If … Continue reading

December 18, 2013

Week Links: New Year’s Revolutions

It seems 2013 was the year of the short story. A bit early, perhaps, to think about next year but writer Jonathan Gibbs is looking for someone who’d like to … Continue reading

December 13, 2013

Review of Rustblind and Silverbright, edited by David Rix

Rustblind and Silverbright edited by David Rix Eibonvale Press, 2013 Reviewed by Pauline Masurel                      “Life is a long wait for a train that never comes.” There are twenty-four stories in this … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Week Links: Christmas Presence

The Book Trust has a short story advent calendar with a story/collection recommendation for each day leading up to Christmas. If anyone’s listening, here are a few collections I’d like … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review of Simon Rich’s The Last Girlfriend on Earth and other Love Stories

The Last Girlfriend on Earth and other Love Stories by Simon Rich Serpent’s Tail, 2013 Reviewed by Liz Kalaugher On the third day, God’s girlfriend came over and said that He’d … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 1 Comment