The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Review: Worlds from the Word’s End by Joanna Walsh

And Other Stories published 7 September 2017 Reviewed by Cath Barton “As for the rest of us, words still visited sometimes: spork, ostrich, windjammer… We wondered where they had come from, what … Continue reading

August 21, 2017

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

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

Review: Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa, by Tina Makereti

Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa Tina Makereti Huia Publishers, 2010 Reviewed by Elizabeth Rutherford-Johnson “That last afternoon with Koro Joe was like a clue to the boy. There was a trail … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review of Best British Short Stories 2012 edited by Nicholas Royle

Best British Short Stories 2012 edited by Nicholas Royle Salt Publishing 2012 Authors: Emma Jane Unsworth; HP Tinker; Michael Marshall Smith; Dan Powell; Julian Gough; Stuart Evers; Stella Duffy; Socrates … Continue reading

January 15, 2013

Review of The Mammoth Book of Body Horror: Twenty-Five Stories of Transformation, Mutation and Contagion (Review Part 2)

The Mammoth Book of Body Horror: Twenty-Five Stories of Transformation, Mutation and Contagion edited by Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan Constable & Robinson 2012 Reviewed by A J Kirby: Review … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Review of The Mammoth Book of Body Horror: Twenty-Five Stories of Transformation, Mutation and Contagion (Review Part 1)

The Mammoth Book of Body Horror: Twenty-Five Stories of Transformation, Mutation and Contagion edited by Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan Constable & Robinson 2012 Reviewed by A J Kirby: Review … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · 1 Comment