Best British Short Stories 2017 Edited by Nicholas Royle

August 18, 2017

Title: Best British Short Stories 2017

Editor: Nicholas Royle
Publisher: Salt Publishing

ISBN-13: 978-1784631123
Editor's web site: Nicholas Royle
Genre: Short Stories
Print Length: 248 pages


I am in the early stages of reading and writing short stories and thought this would be a good introduction to the genre. I read a lot and like a good story, but really this anthology is just trying to be too clever. I suppose there will be some that like the abstract nature of a lot of the stories and might consider me to be a "Philistine", but all I want is a good story, with a narrative that is empathetic to the reader and something that makes sense. Except for a few gems, I did not find much of what I was looking for in this anthology.


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At the time of writing there were two reviews on, both were 5*. There were no reviews on On there were 8 ratings (including 2 reviews), six of which were of 3* or more, giving an average of 3.5*.


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