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or just good short stories any of you would care to recommend
Len Deighton did a cracking little short story compilation called 'declaration of war'
All of J.D. Salinger's Glass Family stories.
gabriel garcia marquez did some really cool short stories, i can't think of any titles but quite a few of them are availiable online
philip k dick.
Graham Greene - Collected Short Stories
China Mieville - Looking For Jake (best new horror writer I've read for years)
McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Tales - Ed. by Micheal Chabon
History of the World in 10 1/2 chapters - Julian Barnes (sort of short stories)
i shouldn't imagine you could viably argue with the price of it on amazon either: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ghost-Stories-Wordsworth-Mystery-Supernatural/dp/1840225513/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217866266&sr=1-1
Oh I'm so ordering this
for a stormy, cold night though. it needs atmos.
is one of the best short stories i've ever read
which was ace.
Ali Smith - Free Love
I didn't think you would be the reading type bamos.
Off to Amazon for me!
"Mne eto nado kak zuby v zadnitse"
it was good
any collections of his or just get the complete short stories. The amount of amazing ideas on display is incredible
New Writing, published by Granta. Worth a go.
and would like to add Raymond Carver. Where I'm Calling From is a pretty comprehensive posthumous collection but I'd imagine the smaller, cheaper works are equally as good.
collected short stories.
then i'll throw that in.
I also hear that Michael Chabon's 'Werewolves in Their Youth' is fantastic, so it's next on my list
I was meaning to read that a while back.I saw Metamorphosis in a second-hand bookshop for 2euro,which I didn't have on me:(
I hope they still have it
there are some clangers, but stuff like 'the trial' is so worth buying it for
F Scott Fitzgerald
ZZ Packer - Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
There's a great series released each year, I think to do with McSweeney's - The Best American Non-Required _______ - they have short stories, non-fiction, sports writing, all sorts, and there's usually some great stuff in there. I bought a little MTV book called Pieces after reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower, but it's nothing too thrilling, quite studenty style writing.
my fav: the almond tree
its called 'men and cartoons' i think, or something like that.
mcsweeneys might be sensible for a range.
if you're feeling geeky, you should get isaac asimov's 'the complete robot'.
but "Blind Willow Sleeping Woman" by Haruki Murakami is a fantastic collection of short stories, I'd also recommend "Self Made Man" by Poppy Z Brite, which comes across as a collection of witty and occaisonally shocking horror stories and "Werewolves in their youth" by Michael Chabon
That is my favourite book and my favourite author. Gates of Eden by Ethan Coen is pretty good if you like Coen brother films. Short Short Stories by Dave Eggers is pretty good but the stories really are very short.