Recommend me up some short stories. Inside, I'll tell you what I likes and what I don't likes. [more inside]
posted by !Jim
on Nov 15, 2012 -
Please recommend me classic children's literature to read aloud to five-year-olds. [more inside]
posted by schmoo
on Sep 15, 2012 -
I'm looking for stories of a type such that in some twist, the (for instance) police commissioner in charge of the search for the archvillain turns out to be the villain himself. Or something along that pattern.
posted by swimmingly
on Jan 7, 2010 -
I'm looking for the title of an action/adventure short story collection that I read in middle school (early 90s). It included The Most Dangerous Game and Leningen Versus the Ants. [more inside]
posted by anonymous78
on Oct 2, 2009 -
It's summertime and that means detective stories. I've read ALL of Simenon, Agatha Christie (Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot), Dorothy Sayers, John Sandford, Denise Hamilton, Lee Child, Edward Wright, Henning Mankell. Tried but didn't like Tony Hillerman.
Any suggestions for another engaging series?
posted by holdenjordahl
on Jun 8, 2009 -
I'd like recommendations for short stories that are strange, humorous, or have a surprising twist. [more inside]
posted by Rinku
on Mar 8, 2009 -
Suggest some magazines which publish short stories and poetry that are not stuffy and pretentious. Also, any science fiction magazines that are worth reading would be greatly appreciated as well. [more inside]
posted by scarello
on Nov 4, 2008 -
What is the title of this short story? Author? Any hints? About a boy and his younger brother (more detailed description of the story follows) [more inside]
posted by jujube
on Jul 20, 2008 -
Novels, short stories, movies--all are welcome. I find shadow stories spooky and interesting. My fave was a kid book called "The Shades" which explains how the shadows of people live their own lives. Know of any others?
posted by largecorp
on Dec 15, 2006 -
I'm looking for a young adult collection of ghost/scary stories I read in middle school (1980s). It was illustrated by Edward Gorey and contained a story about a young girl who discovers a creature of some sort living in a quarry near her home. She becomes obsessed/infatuated with the thing and frequently visits it. I remember strong sexual undertones in this story. [more inside]
posted by anonymous78
on Dec 11, 2006 -
I want to write a Christmas-themed essay for my book review blog, and I'm trying to come up with some Christmas lit to review. It might be fun, for instance, to gather together a selection of Christmas tripe such as Santa's Christmas Prayer
(link not safe for those who have any literary sensibilities and have just eaten) and go to town on it. Or, at the other end of the spectrum, to write something about Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
. Which Christmas novels/stories/poems do you love and loathe? I don't review movies, so text only please...
posted by orange swan
on Nov 28, 2006 -
Has anyone written and published very brief, dense prose works akin to Borges' ficciones
, and are they any good? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo
on May 16, 2006 -