Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Books read in 2013: No. 19 -- Micro Weird: Tiny Tales of the Strange

by Charles Gramlich

Started: April 2
Finished: April 2

Notes: I'm a sucker for good flash fiction, especially of a speculative nature, and especially especially when it comes from an author I enjoy. So, yeah, I'm looking forward to this one.

Mini review: This is a fine little collection of flash gems that covers a wide range from fantasy to science fiction to horror to comedy and even the literary. Actually, in my opinion, the majority of these pieces are more literary than the average flash fiction tales I've read over the years, though they are not stuffy by any means. Also the comedy is sly, not goofball, and the horror is not of the gore variety. A nice addition was an epilogue of sorts in which the author outlines when he wrote each of these individual pieces, and some of his thoughts behind them. For those who love flash fiction, this one is a keeper.