Category Archives: Short Story Reviews

Diaboliad and Notes on a Cuff – Book Review

 

These two handsome and distinctive paperbacks form part of a series showcasing the work of Russian Master Mikhail Bulgakov. Some of the stories in Notes on a Cuff appear in English for the first time, so this is a real treat for Bulgakovians. In addition, both books include valuable textual apparatus: photographs (Mikhail was quite the dandy), notes and a concluding section on the life and work of Bulgakov. Continue reading Diaboliad and Notes on a Cuff – Book Review

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Editorial Review – Pivot Points

 

Title: Pivot Points

Author: T. R. Connolly

Genre: Short Stories, Contemporary Fiction

This collection of twelve stories offers readers a fairly broad spectrum of characters and settings, allowing readers to experience places from New York City, St. Joseph, Missouri, Coamo, Puerto Rico, and Recife, Brazil.

Most of the stories have a strong urban flavor, even if they’re more “small town” than big city, and likewise, the characters also vary. Some are young, others older, dying or even dead, but what ties these stories together is the agency represented by the group.

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