Top positive review
For readers of literary fiction.
Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2015
Collected in this book are some of the best stories I've ever read, but if you're not a reader of literary fiction, you might miss the point of a lot of them and think they're "dull" simply because the narrative isn't as flashy or "clever" as the stack of mystery novels you blazed through on your Florida beach vacation. If you read for good writing, powerful emotional hooks, and all around good storytelling, then this is certainly worth looking through. There is some really incredible writing on display here from some true masters of the craft. Some of these stories moved me to tears, most of them had me saying "Damn..." to an empty room after I read the last word.
The Indian Uprising
The Night of the Satellite
After the Flood
Long Tom Lookout
A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me
At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners
The Judge's Will
This Is Not A Love Song
La Pulchra Nota
Next to Nothing
Madame Bovary's Greyhound