Hit and Miss Completely entertaining Some stories are fun, some intensely serious I didn t necessarily enjoy every story I don t have an affinity for some of these authors e.g., Cheever, Trollope, Faulkner but all of the stories were well chosen for this anthology My favorites were 1 The Fat Man by Isak Dinesen the most affecting 2 The Macbeth Murder Mystery by James Thurber the funniest, of course 3 The Widow and the Parrot A True Story by Virginia Woolf the happiest, most satisfying ending, and a surprise, since Woolf normally makes my eye twitch 4 In Vino Veritas by A A Milne excellent surprise ending ReadICT category 8 Essay or short story collection Well I didn t quite make it through this book It happened somewhere around story 4 or 5, I realized I was finding ways to avoid reading this When I found I preferred hand washing dishes and polishing furniture to sitting down with this book, I understood that I just wasn t that into it There were a lot of authors names that I recognized, but I m thinking now that I must have remembered them from a stuffy English class textbook These were the kinds of stories that begin, seem to be going somewhere, but abruptly end on the next page, leaving me wondering how I missed the point Similar to looking at an odd piece of art and wondering what the motivation was, only these tales didn t pique my interest even to that point But to be fair, I didn t even read half of them Maybe the better stories were toward the end but I doubt it Pretty interesting Light reading but still murder mysteries. A solid anthology Some of the stories were fantastic and others were quite dull My favorites were the selections by James Thurber and Muriel Spark My least favorites were the offerings by Rudyard Kipling and William Faulkner. Very impressive collection of stories My favorite is the one by James Thurber, The Macbeth Murder Mystery I also enjoyed the ones by Rudyard Kipling, W S Gilbert, and A A Milne What was interesting about this collection was that none of the stories were written by people considered mystery writers It just shows that everyone loves a good crime.Great collection for mystery lovers, those who love short stories, and those who love good writing. The stories were boring and didn t really have a point The Stories Of Fine Crafters Of Crime Fiction In This Book Will Capture The Attention Of The Most Seasoned Crime Story Fan Most Of The Stories Are Centered Around A Plot Of Sudden Death, Some Deal With Other Serious Transgressions Of Society S Rules, But All Circumvent The Usual Whodunit Formula To Probe The Dangerous Passions Of The Mind Penned By Some Of The Best Writers Of Past And Present Selections Include Muriel Spark S The Portobello Road William Trevor S The Hotel Of The Idle Moon Paul Theroux S The Johore Murders Isabel Allende S An Act Of Vengeance Alice Walker S How Did I Get Away With Killing One Of The Biggest Lawyers In The State It Was Easy And Many Excellent middle of the night book by writers you wouldn t link to mystery and suspense. My favorite story was The Widow And The Parrot, but I liked the whole anthology.
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- 340 pages
- Murder and Other Acts of Literature
- Michele Slung
- 15 September 2019 Michele Slung