Book review: Killer, Come Back to Me: The Crime Stories of Ray Bradbury

Killer Come Back to Me

Killer, Come Back to Me:
The Crime Stories of Ray Bradbury,
by Ray Bradbury
Hard Case Crime
8/18/2020
330 pages
Crime fiction / Classic / Short stories

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Last year, to honor Ray Bradbury’s 100th birthday, Hard Case Crime decided to publish a new collection of his short stories. Killer, Come Back to Me is unique, as it features his crime stories, something you may not expect from Bradbury if you are only familiar with his most famous books.
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Book review: To Hold Up the Sky

To Hold Up the Sky

To Hold Up the Sky,
by Cixin Liu
Various translators
from the Chinese

Tor Books
10/20/2020
336 pages
Science Fiction

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I discovered Cixin Liu a couple of years ago and was totally blown away by Supernova Era.
This time, I would like to present the latest collection of his science-fiction short stories: To Hold Up the Sky.

I don’t often read short stories, as they often feel like unfinished pieces to me, but there are a few impressive exceptions. Click to continue reading

Book review: Mouthful of Birds

Mouthful of birds

Mouthful of Birds
by  Samanta Schweblin
Translated by
Megan McDowell
Riverhead Books
1/8/2019
Originally published as Pájaros en la boca
in 2010
Genre: Literary fiction/ Short stories
240 pages

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If I were young and had time, I would write a sociological study based on the titles listed for the Man Booker International 2019 longlist. Mouthful of Birds, a collection of twenty short stories, offers indeed a special cast of characters.

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