Friday, March 30, 2012
Vladimir's Mustache by Stephan Eirik Clark
I very much enjoyed reading this short story collection. It is full of well written scenes and poignant observations that will capture the interest of any short story lover out there.
What makes the collection so interesting, is that, although the stories are varied, there is a nice sense of interconnection, making a cohesive book. The writing is simple, clear, and it gets out of the way so that the plot can come through. The author is obviously someone with a good sense of pacing. This is incredibly important in short stories, so it’s always a pleasure to read an entire collection that moves this smoothly.
I can definitely recommend this book to all lovers of literary fiction and short stories. It makes for a very entertaining read.