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

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

Week Links: Terrible Girls, and Women, and others…

Doris Lessing died on 17th November aged 94. Here’s one of her short stories, To Room 19. I also read Television, by Lydia Davis. I want to read The Terrible … Continue reading

November 22, 2013

Review of Tea at the Midland by David Constantine

Tea at the Midland by David Constantine Comma Press, 2012 Reviewed by AJ Kirby “The man in the kitchen garden was watering his beans. The water showed pure silver in the lowering … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 3 Comments

Review of Hitting Trees With Sticks by Jane Rogers

Hitting Trees With Sticks by Jane Rogers Comma Press, 2012 Reviewed by Carys Bray “The boy liked collecting. He liked the interrupted faces people had when they saw him, and … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 1 Comment