Friday, 5 September 2008

MY PICK OF THE SHORT REVIEW




The latest Short Review is online and this is my favourite review of the piece: Jim Crace's The Devils' Larder reviewed by Pauline Masurel.

Look at that cover. Magnificent! If the cover doesn't woo you, Pauline's review will, I think:

'Most of the stories have a certain darkness in the mix. Food is often still closely associated with the earth or water in which it grows. The collection is seasoned throughout with Crace’s love of language and measured rhythm of delivery.'
I just went to Amazon and bought the book and I look forward to reading it.

It was pointed out to me by a festival organiser that there is not much food in my short stories. (The theme of the festival was 'Convivialité'.) I LOVE food and it surprised me that I don't mention it much in my fiction - it's certainly not deliberate.

Do click on Pauline's name above to see her rather charming website.

5 comments:

Tania Hershman said...

Isn't it just a fabulous cover? I love it... Hope you clicked through to Amazon from the review, I need my 1p commission :) No seriously, Mazzy (aka Pauline) will be delighted with your blog, she writes fabulous reviews, sometimes I think some of the reviews are works of literature themselves. Interesting about writing about food, a friend of mine today asked if I wanted to join in her new food flash fiction website. Sounds perfect to me, my two loves!

Women Rule Writer said...

Hi T. Food flash fiction. Mmmmm. Is it up and running already?

Tania Hershman said...

I don't think so, it's just in the works. I will let you know.

Women Rule Writer said...

Do, I'd love to have a read when it's up. Thanks!

Women Rule Writer said...

My copy of this book arrived this week. It's fab. I do wish he had named the pieces though, instead of numbering them. They are funny and shocking and sweet. A great mix.