The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Review of Bones of an Inland Sea by Mary Akers

Bones of an Inland Sea by Mary Akers Press 53, 2013 Reviewed by Cherry Potts              “Looking back, he sees it now. Twirling was Dani’s escape, and Rosie a twirler, too, with him. Twins, … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Cherry Potts reviews Signs and Wonders by Alix Ohlin

Signs and Wonders by Alix Ohlin Quercus, 2012 Reviewed by Cherry Potts  “It’s going to be okay,” she murmured to him, over and over. “It is?” Steve said wildly. “How? When?”  Let … Continue reading

January 15, 2014

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 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

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

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

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