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