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There are times when short stories are great to delve into - if you are between novels. I often pick up some. My favourites are those by Guy de Maupassant and I have a good collection of Daphne du Maurier's short stories too. The Birds being one of my favourites
I've only recently discovered Maupassant and have to agree his short stories are great! I'm also a huge fan of Daphne Du Maurier and must have read all of her short stories by now. My favourite is probably The Blue Lenses. I've also been reading some Chekhov short stories which are really good too.
Posted 23 November 2010 - 09:32 AM
But those I have read and enjoyed are collections by Daphne du Maurier, Roald Dahl (especially his ghost stories), and Jeffrey Archer.
Also, very seasonal, The Christmas Books by Charles Dickens.
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 01:42 AM
Some of my fav's from the top of my head.
The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel (The queen of short stories, hands down)
No One Belongs Here More Than You - Miranda July
Drown - Junot Diaz
Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk
Slut Lullabies - Gina Frangello
The Informers - Bret Ellis
The Acid House - Irvine Welsh
Tales of the White Hart - Arthur Clarke
Of Time and Stars - Arthur Clarke
The Complete Robot - Asimov
Minority Report - Phillip Dick
Everythings Eventual - Stephen King
Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:24 AM
Have you ever read anything by JG Ballard? Going by your favourite authors, he might be an author you'd like. He wrote a huge number of short stories and I have a beautiful volume containing them all but haven't managed to start reading it yet.
Posted 08 July 2011 - 05:38 AM
Several people have recommended him to me now though. I must get round to it.
And yes, The White Hart is a wonderful little book. I have it signed by the big man Clarke himself. Probably the most valuable book in my collection.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 08:21 PM
Clive Barker's books of Blood.................Jaqueline Ess
Salinger's For Esme, with Love and Squalor....Title story
Anything by H.G Wells.........................Time Machine
Anything by Ramsey Campbell...................The Companion
Stephen King's Night Shift....................Night Surf
Anything by Hemingway
Anything by Roald Dahl
Posted 01 August 2011 - 08:47 PM
Posted 10 August 2011 - 11:47 PM
Stig Dagerman - "To kill a child": Read it here
August Strindberg - "Half a Sheet of Foolscap": Read it here
Of Dagerman's shortstory:
The most famous of Dagerman’s short stories, “Att döda ett barn” (“To Kill A Child”), exemplified the strong influence of film on his writing. In image after image, it portrayed in riveting detail how a series of perfectly ordinary events can be a prologue to horror. (Wikipedia)
Strindberg's story is about a widdower remembering a whole life.
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