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Mine's either Raymond Carver or Lorrie Moore.
what book of hers should i read first?
i love z.z.packer - the only writer who can make me cringe (because she intends to)
karen russell (might be karen o'russell)
getting in george saunders now
I don't want to have to tell you again.
Imagine a really really good version of Chuck Paluhniuk
the Collected Stories. 672 pages for £7!
she sucks ass
Hav eyou ever read the short story that Fitzgerald wrote? The Diamond As Big As The Ritz? I really enjoyed that
I love JD Salinger's short stories.
I've got a horrible feeling I've forgotten someone else too.
depressing in a good way.
Anyone ever read The Lottery by Shirley jackson? Probs my fave short story.
I'm reading 'Summerland' just now, it's weird.
Thom Jones is really really good as well. Solid, muscular writing. I came across him in a piece that mentioned him as maybe Carver's successor, but I don't really see him as the same kind of writer. Anyway, "The Pugilist At Rest" and "Cold Snap" are both great if you like stories about Vietnam, boxing and/or prescription drugs.
I read a few Ambrose Bierce stories over the weekend, as it goes. "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is incredible. I'm not sure why I haven't read it before.
but she's not american. so forget i said it. carry on. nothing to see here...
I really like F. Scott Fitzgerald's short stories too, and JD Salinger's. Yeah. Predictable.