Tor.com Thursdays: short story review

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If you didn’t already know, I’ve started up a weekly book meme! It involves reading a short story from Tor.com every week and reviewing it!

Here’s how it works:

  • On Thursday, I will pick a short story from Tor.com for us to all read…
  • The next Thursday, we will all review the Tor.com story that was picked the previous week…
  • The review can be in depth or short and snappy! There are no boundaries on how you want to review the story…
  • After my own personal review of that weeks story, I will post the next story to read for next week…
  • And on and on it goes…
  • Please remember to tag back to my post (pingback!!) if you join in on this meme, that way I can read all your reviews!

This weeks Tor.com read was: Reverse Documentary by Marisela Navarro

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3-stars

My mini-review:

This piece of work started off really beautifully. The in-depth imagery was both beautiful and haunting and we got a well built out character in Dino from right at the start. I liked how the documentary was written out so we could see how it was progressing, too.

Then things started to go wrong. After the whole story being in chronological order, it started to become jumbled towards the end, which threw me off completely and seemed to ruin the pace of the story.

I also didn’t like the overall message of this… that a man could still be in love with the ghost of his cheating ex girlfriend over the living mother of his child… but maybe that’s just me being precious…


I can’t wait to here what you guys thought about the story! Btw, I don’t read the stories beforehand, so I don’t know whether they’re going to be really shitty or not, I liked the thought of us all reading new stories together… but if you find the stories I end up picking really terrible and would rather me read them beforehand so I can weed out the good from the bad, let me know!


Next weeks Tor.com read is: A Pest Most Fiendish by Caighlan Smith

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Miss Pippa Kipling and her automaton companion, the Porter, exterminate pests of the supernatural variety. What should be a typical job in your average haunted cavern soon derails in an inconveniently undead fashion. Even with the aid of her gadget collection and the Porter’s prowess, this task may prove fatal for Miss Kipling—or worse, rip her petticoat.

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