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  • need advice on good ones to read / authors to check out

    i read barely any fiction books anymore and wanna be able to burn through short stories in between non-fiction works, looking for any recs

  • Anything by Junji Ito

  • Oct 19
    1 reply

    gotchu bro, I read a lot of short story collections over the past two years. my favorites are:

    Pastoralia, Civilwarland in Bad Decline, and Tenth of December by George Saunders

    Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

    The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans

    Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

    This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

    After The Quake by Haruki Murakami

    those are all contemporary ones I liked a lot but if you're looking for more 20th century stuff you can't go wrong with Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O'Conner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Franz Kafka, Jos茅 Luis Borges, Charles Bukowski, Shirley Jackson, Alice Munro, etc. not to mention the tons of great science fiction short story writers

    also would recommend A Swim In The Pond In The Rain by George Saunders. it's a collection of classic Russian short stories with breakdowns about the structure and decisions the authors made. would be a good book to start with before a deep short story dive

  • Kafka

  • Katherine Mansfield - The Garden Party

  • RASIE 馃Ζ
    Oct 23
    1 reply

    James Joyce's Dubliners

  • Oct 23
    1 reply

    Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut

  • Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber

    Fairy tales retold through feminist and psychoanalytic lens

  • Dubliners by James Joyce

  • RASIE

    James Joyce's Dubliners

    BRUH you beat me to it

  • Oct 24
    kogoyos

    gotchu bro, I read a lot of short story collections over the past two years. my favorites are:

    Pastoralia, Civilwarland in Bad Decline, and Tenth of December by George Saunders

    Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

    The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans

    Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

    This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

    After The Quake by Haruki Murakami

    those are all contemporary ones I liked a lot but if you're looking for more 20th century stuff you can't go wrong with Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O'Conner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Franz Kafka, Jos茅 Luis Borges, Charles Bukowski, Shirley Jackson, Alice Munro, etc. not to mention the tons of great science fiction short story writers

    also would recommend A Swim In The Pond In The Rain by George Saunders. it's a collection of classic Russian short stories with breakdowns about the structure and decisions the authors made. would be a good book to start with before a deep short story dive

    started reading pastoralia from someone on here's rec i wonder if it was u lol it was dope i had to give it back to the library tho

  • Oct 24
    1 reply
    cotton dockers

    Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut

    whew this and look at the birdie are great @op

    i gotta ask cotton dockers, have u read any tom robbins seeing as u like kurt vonnegut?

  • Oct 24
    1 reply
    RICH

    whew this and look at the birdie are great @op

    i gotta ask cotton dockers, have u read any tom robbins seeing as u like kurt vonnegut?

    I actually have not! Where should I start?

  • Oct 24
    1 reply
    cotton dockers

    I actually have not! Where should I start?

    i'd start with jitterbug perfume imo it'll give you the best preview of his writing, i had put aside the ide of reading his books until getting recomended him twice by different people when i said i was a huge vonnegut fan

  • RICH

    i'd start with jitterbug perfume imo it'll give you the best preview of his writing, i had put aside the ide of reading his books until getting recomended him twice by different people when i said i was a huge vonnegut fan

    Thanks! About to start Money by Martin Amis but I鈥檒l check this out next 馃憤馃徑

  • Orange World by Karen Russel (author of Swamplandia!) is a great horror short story collection.

    One of them involves a character merging mentally with a joshua tree.

  • Nov 7
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  • underwater volcano

    IF ITS ANY SHORT STORY COLLECTION YALL GET FROM THIS THREAD, ITS GOTTA BE THIS ONE

  • Nikolai Gogol - The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol (The Nose/The Overcoat)

  • Nov 9

    literally any philip k d*** collection

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