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a stunning collection,
By A Customer
This review is from: Some Rain Must Fall and Other Stories (Paperback)
Michel Faber proved his credentials with his fine novel Under The Skin. But is well worth going back to this earlier collection of short stories. All of the stories possess a vivid imagination and a tightness of prose that would impress Joseph Conrad.
It begins with the title story which shows the first signs of Faber's use of female protaganists. Expertly crafted it has an emotional hammerblow at the end that shocks you to the core. The rest of the collection deals with diverse stories from God finding planet earth in a rubbish tip to a bunch of grotesque artists who are victims of a large practical joke.
Faber's stories are always thought provoking and thoroughly entertaining. Please buy this book...you'll be glad you did!
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Initial post: 29 Dec 2013 18:12:04 GMT
Carla Marx says:
All I can say, re the comments about the title story, is that the reviewer is very easily shocked. I was expecting the so-called 'hammerblow' which wasn't. Like the rest of the stories I have read in this collection (and I confess I have not yet read them all, but only have a couple to read) it is unfinished and very unsatisfactory.
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