The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Review of Smoked Meat by Rowena Macdonald

Smoked Meat by Rowena Macdonald      Flambard Press,  2011 Reviewed by Elaine Chiew            “What will we do without chocolate?” “We gotta start havin’ sex instead.”  After Jennifer Egan’s A Visit To The … Continue reading

November 28, 2013

Alice Munro Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature!

We are so excited here at Short Review Towers that last week Alice Munro, one of the greatest living writers, and one who has focussed on the short story, was … Continue reading

October 18, 2013

From the Archives: Dance of the Happy Shades by Alice Munro

Dance of the Happy Shades by Alice Munro Penguin, 1968 Reviewed by Brian George in 2010 “Mason Williams was one of the heroes of the school; he played basketball and … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

REVIEW OF THE FOXES COME AT NIGHT BY CEES NOOTEBOOM

The Foxes Come at Night by Cees Nooteboom Maclehose Press, 2011 Reviewed by Tania Hershman Language is something you inherit, it’s never just you doing the talking, which helps when you’re … Continue reading

July 8, 2013

Review of Walk Back From Monkey School by Kate Hill Cantrill

Walk Back From Monkey School Kate Hill Cantrill Press 53, 2012 Kate Hill Cantrill lives in Brooklyn and curates the Rabbit Tales reading and performance series.   Her writing has appeared … Continue reading

April 8, 2013

Review of A Glimpse of the Numinous by Jeff Gardiner

A Glimpse of the Numinous by Jeff Gardiner Eibonvale Press, 2012 Reviewed by A J Kirby “Helen stumbled backwards and I finally saw what she had become. Her legs had … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 6 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