Twenty-five diverse, distinctive short stories to celebrate twenty-five years of London's premier listings magazine....
|Title||:||The Time Out Book of London Short Stories|
|Number of Pages||:||245 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Time Out Book of London Short Stories Reviews
I haven't actually finished this book, but I think I've read enough to write a review. I bought is just for the short story by Nick Hornby. I'm in love with his writing and this was once again a really good read. Not his best, but still well written, interesting and seeming to be much fuller than the 5 or 6 pages it fills up. I tried to go over all the short stories and at least give them a try, but after 4 or 5 it seems obvious to me that there's not much point. That's the problem with anthology based on theme instead of being the work of one writer. I found too many uninteresting either due to subject or writing style. Or both. The fact I'm really not a London fan must have something to do with it as well. I don't find anything charming enough about this city to make me wanna experience a collage of the different people inhabiting it.
This is a collection of short stories written by London authors. I have not read the entire book as of yet, as my main reason for getting this book was the find the nearly impossible to find Nick Hornby short called Faith. MY review is a review of that short story. Faith is the first of many Nick Hornby short stories and it is one that may require a couple reads to really appropriate. It tells the story of a troubled young couple who, find their world interrupted by a man who is now living on their roof as a form of protest against the choices made by his favorite football team. It doesn't really have much to say about anything, its just a story about 3 people and it is funny and easy enough to read. This is worthy the price for any Hornby fan who is looking to complete their collections.
Patchy collection. Glad I stuck with it as I thought the last story 'The Gift' was the best. Liked the Maclaren Ross essay. Perhaps it would encourage others to take a look at his work.