- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 388 KB
- Print Length: 85 pages
- Publisher: The Sunday Times; 1 edition (13 Feb. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BFVZYN6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #226,454 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Six Shorts - The finalists for the 2013 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The only trouble is that as with so many ebooks, there are errors. There were typos and punctuation problems (and missing words) that tripped up my reading, in every one of the stories. Publishers, we are paying for these products; do you think you could do readers - and the writers, for that matter - the courtesy of proofreading? Thanks.
Overall, I recommend the volume highly, and I'd love to know what others think.
I enjoyed 5 of them (could not get into the one about badger baiting Im afraid (it was very well written though!)
Treat yourself you will be pleased you did!
but they were nothing special at all.
The group read them, were generally under-whelmed and we wondered seriously
about the selection process.
The coming of age winner we predicted, but it was mutton dressed up as lamb,
all voice but very little substance.
Try Best American Short Stories of the Century or Nathan Englander's "For the relief of Unbearable Urges"
Alex Keegan, author of Ballistics, Postcards From BalloonLand etc
My favourite was" Evie " by Sarah Hall, it was a beautifully written depiction of a woman's decline into serious illness that affects others around her in rather eye opening ways.
My least favourite was the offering by Toby Lott,it was sooo irritating,I really don't understand how it managed to get itself included in this volume,it certainly wasn't worthy of any prizes in my opinion, I felt like screaming "If you can't be bothered to write this story,then leave it alone"......I see the parallels he was trying to compare with his own Mother's illness. No,I didn't get it at all.
The 4 other story's ranged from ok...Mark Haddon to really boring....Cynan Jones
The price of the book is tiny so it was well worth just buying it for Sarah Hall's story alone.
They were ordinary but not up to Sunday Times standard. I would not recommend this book, I am afraid, sorry!"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If these are the sorts of short story being given prizes I am not impressed. Too much gratuitous and visceral sex for my liking and not all that well written eitherPublished on 22 Mar. 2014 by alex
I liked the Haddon story, and one or two others, but overall disappointing, so not really any good for me.Published on 18 Aug. 2013 by Simon Tinley
Not too sure of the subject matter but the writing good. The description of the badger hunt was very vivid.Published on 9 Jun. 2013 by Denise Skippings