The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

The Iraqi Christ by Hassan Blasim: review

The Iraqi Christ by Hassan Blasim Translated by Jonathan Wright. Comma Press, 2013 Reviewed by Elaine Chiew “If there was a special search engine for dreams, like Google, all dreamers would find their … Continue reading

November 27, 2014

Aimee Bender, The Color Master – review by Cherry Potts

The Color Master by Aimee Bender Windmill Books, 2013 Reviewed by Cherry Potts “Do you know the king wants to marry his daughter? Her eyes flashed, for a second, with anger. What? … Continue reading

September 8, 2014

From the archives: Review of Memory Wall by Anthony Doerr

Memory Wall by Anthony Doerr Fourth Estate, 2010 Reviewed by Tania Hershman “What is there in Luvo’s life that makes sense? Dusk in the Karoo becomes dawn in Cape Town. What … Continue reading

November 14, 2013

From the archives: Review of The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2009 Reviewed by Tania Hershman “If someone asks me ‘Where does he live?’ should I answer ‘Well, right now … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review of Death-In-A-Box by Alta Ifland

Death-In-A-Box by Alta Ifland Subito Press, 2011 Reviewed by Annie Clarkson “When the furniture began to sweat, I knew that the world I’d known until then was gone.” Death-in-a-Box is … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

From the Archive: Review of Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman

Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman Lookout Books, 2011 Reviewed by Sarah Hilary “Of all the silences he had ever experienced, Meg’s was his favourite. It was not disappointed, like his … Continue reading

February 10, 2013