Wednesday, March 16, 2011
what boys like, short stories by amy jones
i recently stumbled upon the opportunity to start reviewing books for the santa fe writer's project (which i have long admired), and thus have in my hands now, for this purpose, a collection of short stories by amy jones. what way to describe it so far? gritty intelligence perhaps. uniquely extended prose. what stikes me the most (and is inspiring me in a a profound way) is the way she turns images into new reality. epic poems even. the last story, just read, links two significant events: kurt cobain's death and the central character's sister's disappearance. this parallelism is kind of genius. and while these stories often have an edge to them, i can't get over how brilliant they are. seriously brilliant. half-way through. can't read fast enough. if you are curious, support indie publishing house biblioasis, and pick up the book: what boys like and other stories, by amy jones. full review to follow soon.....
Posted by jacey blue at 12:13 PM