Category Archives: short stories

The People on Privilege Hill

The People on Privilege Hill by Jane Gardham 2008 (Europa)/ 196 pages rating 8 / short stories First,  only the eponymous first story in this book is related to the Old Filth trilogy.  Many of the other stories have been published elsewhere … Continue reading

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Dear Life: Stories

Dear Life: Stories By Alice Munro 2012 / 336 pages rating: 8.5 / short stories Alice Munro is Alice Munro – her stories speak eloquently to the human condition and there are very, very few writers in the history of … Continue reading

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The Science Fiction Omnibus

The Science Fiction Omnibus Great Books Foundation 2007 / 592 pages Rating:   A  (Sci-Fi short stories) I have no idea why these works were selected for the Omnibus – perhaps for marketability,  perhaps for relevance to today’s readers,  perhaps … Continue reading

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Mortimer Gray’s History of Death

Mortimer Gray’s History of Death by Brian Stableford; 1995 /  67 pages Rating: A+  (sci-fi/novella) (first appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction: 4/1995) Mortimer Gray is an Earth historian in the early 29th century who is concerned primarily with death – specifically,  he … Continue reading

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The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose

The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose  (also Who Do You Think You Are?) by Alice Munro 1978 / 224 pages short stories about one young woman, Rose rating – 9 This was first published in 1978 by Canadian … Continue reading

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The Angel Esmeralda

The Angel Esemralda by Don DeLillo 2011 / 211 pages (Kindle) Rating – 9.5 Oh my,  I have hit a jackpot lately with these incredible books to read!  I love Don DeLillo anyway and have followed him since Underworld (1997) … Continue reading

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