July 16, 2009


Shorts for Summer

Well, I've been trying to find some great summer fiction to post for you. This is the time of year when many magazines publish some wonderful reads.

I thought I'd hit on a promising find in Esquire, where they've published a new Stephen King short. I'll link it, but frankly, I think it's a piece of crap. There. How's that for succinct? It's shallow. It pretends to raise all kind of moral questions I don't think it does. Have at it, maybe I'm wrong.

Hoping The Walrus would serve up some better stuff, I came across one I still haven't made up my mind on. Which probably isn't a good sign. Here. It's a quirky little piece that ordinarily I would enjoy, but something's missing. Hell, maybe it's just me.

The New Yorker will surely be my saving grace. I haven't got to the latest, but I guarantee it'll be worth the trek. Here's the fiction link; let me know for when I get back.

5 Comments:

Anonymous jmd said...

To get the taste of the Stephen King short story out of your mouth, stay at Esquire and read the two short stories by James Lee Burke, one of my top three favorite authors.

July 17, 2009 4:45 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Thanks for this. And everyone, do what jmd has generously told you to do...

My fiction radar is pooched these days.

Thanks.

July 17, 2009 4:46 PM  
Anonymous jmd said...

Didn't mean that your fiction radar was bad - just that the King story was sort of unpleasant. :)

July 18, 2009 9:01 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Ah, my radar for everything has been shot this week ;)

And, that King was just terrible. At least I got that right....

July 18, 2009 9:04 AM  
Blogger FibCarver said...

Just read the King story. I've read lots of better fiction written by rank amateurs. Methinks Stephen's riding on his laurels.

Here's a really GOOD short:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/books/summer-is-short/article1202526/

Off to read some James Lee Burke. Thanks for the recommendation, jmd.

July 21, 2009 7:50 PM  

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