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.