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Post Re: We've read a few Short Stories books...
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We will be starting a discussion on a book of short stories for March and April.

Nikolai Gogol's "The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories"

I hope you will all check it out!

DWill wrote:
Hi, justareader. I completly agree with you about William Trevor as a short story writer.


I have never read anything by this author, thanks for the tip justareader and DWill :)

Susanne, the Gogol discussion sounds good, but I'm too apt to over-commit so I don't know if I'll be there. However, since you are honchoing the short story franchise (good job!) are you open to deal-making? If we read a William Trevor collection at some point, I promise to be there and to lead the discussion.



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Post Re: We've read a few Short Stories books...
There is a magazine that comes out twice a month and is called One Story--containing.....yes, you've guessed it, one short story. So far they have all been quite good.


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Post Re: We've read a few Short Stories books...
Rancher: That's what Trevor's short stories are about. The characters are ordinary people from the most diverse occupations and socioeconomic conditions. But so far I haven't found a rancher in his numerous stories!. Probably ranches are not common in Ireland and England where most of his stories take place. :)
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Post Re: We've read a few Short Stories books...
Rancher1 wrote:
I am a short story nut also but it depends on what they are about.

I am more apt to pick up a collection of stories from someone I have never heard of before then per say a movie star or someone famous like that.

I love short stories about lives I may never get a glimpse into otherwise.

Ok, someone please tell me if that is odd. LOL :lol:



Rancher: That's what Trevor's short stories are about. The characters are ordinary people from the most diverse occupations and socioeconomic conditions. But so far I haven't found a rancher in his numerous stories!. Probably ranches are not common in Ireland and England where most of his stories take place. :)
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Post Re: We've read a few Short Stories books...
[quote="Suzanne"]We will be starting a discussion on a book of short stories for March and April.

Nikolai Gogol's "The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories"

I hope you will all check it out!




I am going to suggest this book in our reading club in the local public library. I am curious to see the reaction of the ladies (I am the only man in the group, and most of them are close to my mother's age). Their favorite books deal with stories not too far from home, no farther than Georgia to the east or Tennessee to the north. :D



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Post Re: We've read a few Short Stories books...
Justareader,

That sounds great! I am tired of reading about things I know about. :roll:

I love reading about things that I would otherwise never get to venture into.

I will check out Trevor's short stories. You have intrigued me. :D

Thanks.



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Post Re: We've read a few Short Stories books...
DWill wrote:
Susanne, the Gogol discussion sounds good, but I'm too apt to over-commit so I don't know if I'll be there. However, since you are honchoing the short story franchise (good job!) are you open to deal-making? If we read a William Trevor collection at some point, I promise to be there and to lead the discussion.


Wow, sorry I missed this DWill. Yes, lets do read a collection of short stories by William Trevor, sounds like we already have a few interested discussion members. We can start whenever you are ready. I promiss, I will be there too. :)

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Post Re: We've read a few Short Stories books...
Ford County by John Grisham was a surprising collection of short stories. After his first couple of 'lawyers in action' novels, I lost interest in his writing, (probably because I worked as a consultant to a lot of lawyers and they aren't ever in action). Ford County is a refreshing collection of shorts set in the south, only a couple of which are about lawyers.



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Post Re: We've read a few Short Stories books...
"The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women" is rather interesting. I picked it up thinking that it would be all about the blood sucking variety... boy was I wrong! And for Anne Rice fans, it has the one short story Anne Rice wrote with all new characters called "The Master of Rampling Gate"


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Post Re: We've read a few Short Stories books...
A couple months ago I bought "Tails of Wonder and Imagination" because it looked interesting. All of the stories involve cats. :lol:

John Joseph Adams has edited/gathered/whatever quite a few short story books that I like a lot:


Wastelands (apocalyptic short stories)
Brave New Worlds (dystopian short stories)
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (as I recall, these were all supernatural Holmes stories)
Federations (science fiction)
Living Dead 1 & 2 (zombies!! :twisted: )
By Blood We Live (vampires)
Way of the Wizard (haven't read this yet.)


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We've read a few Short Stories books...

Someone that loves short stories should consider getting a discussion or two going in this forum. Are there any new short stories books on the market? How about not-so-new?



Most Sherlock Holmes stories were 6000 word short magazine pieces. What are your favorites



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Post Re: We've read a few Short Stories books...
I love short stories because you get so many different topics in one book. They are also great for reading in situations where you have 15 or 20 minutes to wait/travel. I read as many as I can find, but I also write them, and thinking up plots with unexpected endings is just as much fun as reading stories. I think 'The Other Side of the Door', a collection of short stories with a twist in the tale is well worth reading - but then I would, as I wrote it.



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Post Re: We've read a few Short Stories books... 'SUMMER SHORTS'
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Post Re: We've read a few Short Stories books...
I have written a romance short story and I am currently working on writing a thriller story. I use to read a lot of short stories through the readers digest when I was younger. I haven't read any short stories lately and I do enjoy reading them because of the time.



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