Raw, passionate short stories. American Blues Review

Short story collections can be very hit or miss when all of the stories in the collection have the same author. But American Blues is a rare gem that stands out from the crowd. It demands your attention and then it breaks you. Continue reading

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Some of these were a little too weird for me. Strange Medicine Review

Bizarro is a genre that is very, very new to me. Itโ€™s not something Iโ€™ve ever read before, or even had much experience of in other media such as films, but I thought Iโ€™d give Strange Medicine, a short story collection of weird tales, a go.

My understanding of bizzaro is that itโ€™s very much like Abstract or Modern art. What I mean by this is that you might need to suspend your belief, challenge yourself or open yourself up a bit more to appreciate it or you might just not get it. Each of these was true for me for some of these stories. Continue reading