It’s still a lousy year, and I'm still not writing, but the foodiness has been decent and the reading, for a chnage, has been good. I particularly liked The Woman Who Thought She Was A Planet and other stories
by Vandana Singh.
I thought the title was brilliant. It’s simplistic yet manages to scream ‘read me’. And read I did.
It’s a collection of short stories
and we all know how I feel about short stories getting short shrift:)
, and I liked most of them.
The title story, the one with that fascinating name, was decent. It doesn’t quite live up to its name, but it has rather good characterisation. There’s also a vague-ish story about a mathematician in search of answers, which rambled a bit. But the rest of the stories were pretty good. Like all good short pieces, they are neat and succinct and leave very few loose ends. Plus they're mostly fairly uncomplicated.