TOP TEN TUESDAY: Short and sweet

Short stories and novellas can get lost in the shadow of epic novels and great works of biography, but the compact storytelling form can pack a wallop. Aside from my standbys Poe, Maupassant and Conan Doyle, these are some of my favorite stories and novellas.

REVIEW: REVENGE – Eleven Dark Tales by Yoko Ogawa

This collection of stories is frighteningly brilliant.  Each is gently tied to the next by a tiny thread.  This detailed stitching, when tugged, wrinkles and shapes the fabric around it. I truly hesitate to explain much about the stories themselves.  The reader should discover them for himself.  I can say that Ogawa makes the completely…

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