Monday, September 11, 2017

I'm Sure You'll All Agree

5 Essential Linked Story Collections That Are Better Than Novels

7 comments:

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Always liked Jesus Son(any book titled after a Lou Reed lyric gets my attention) and Things We Carried. The title story is one of my all time favorites.
Been years since I read Winesburg Ohio and I don't remember it well. I would have included The Martian Chronicles by Bradbury.

Bill Crider said...

I like those, too, Steve, and I also have only vague memories of Winesburg. Would agree on adding The Martian Chronicles, a real favorite of mine.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I've read all but the Munro. The Alexie is well worth reading too.

Anonymous said...

City by Clifford Simak should be added to this list

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Now that I've thought about it-Pavane by Keith Roberts or Hothouse by Brian Aldiss.

Bill Crider said...

Haven't read Hothouse, but I loved Pavane. And City is one of my favorite books.

Don Coffin said...

The three I've read are really good...

For what it's worth, The Martian Chronicles is also a linked set of short stories...and I see I'm not the first to make that point...