The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Review of Stay Awake by Dan Chaon

Stay Awake by Dan Chaon Ballantine Books, 2012 Reviewed by Mario Guslandi        “Daddy is on his way home to kill us,”  (The Farm, The Gold, The Lily-White Hands) There are some … Continue reading

May 31, 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 Twice in a Lifetime, by Ágúst Borgþór Sverrisson

  Twice in a Lifetime  by Ágúst Borgþór Sverrisson            Translated from the Icelandic by Maria Helga Guðmundsdóttir and Anna Benassi   Comma Press, September 2011 Reviewed by … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

From the Archives: Review of Collected Stories by Janice Galloway

Collected Stories by Janice Galloway Vintage, 2009 Reviewed by Tania Hershman “She may not speak much but she knows EVERY WORD YOU SAY. Her mother said that. Kind of thing … Continue reading

April 25, 2013

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

Review of Silver Threads of Hope edited by Sinead Gleeson

Silver Threads of Hope edited by Sinead Gleeson New Island 2012 Authors: Kevin Barry, Greg Baxter, Dermot Bolger, John Boyne, Declan Burke, John Butler, Trevor Byrne, Emma Donoghue, Roddy Doyle, … Continue reading

February 5, 2013

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

Review of This Isn’t The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You by Jon McGregor

This Isn’t The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You by Jon McGregor Bloomsbury, 2012 Reviewed by Pauline Masurel “Soon it will rain. And people won’t understand. They’ll … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 1 Comment