This week I’m reviewing a collection of Mae Clair’s short stories. As I say at the start of the review, I’m not normally a fan of short fiction, but I’ve read enough of the author’s novels to know I would enjoy these – and I did.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Disclaimer: I am not a huge fan of short stories, and yet I fully appreciate the skills that go into writing them. I would not generally pick up a book of shorts, but having read some of Clair’s novels I know what a fantastic imagination she has, coupled with a superb ability to drag the reader right into the heart of a story.
Ans as predicted, that’s exactly what happened.
As ever with a collection, some stories resonated more with me than others, but every single one was worth the read, with more than one gasp/laugh out loud twist endings. Some are grim, some uplifting, but make no mistake – these shorts are masterful pieces of work set in a wide range of speculative fiction sub-genres.
Without question, this collection kept me reading from one fascinating story to the next without pause. It will do the same for you.
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Find ‘Things old and Forgotten’ by Mae Clair HERE