Tor.com Thursdays: short story review

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Welcome to my weekly book meme! I picked an interesting story to read last week!

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 WEEK’S TOR.COM READ IS: SELFIES BY LAVIE TIDHAR

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3 stars

My mini-review:

I thought the premise of this sounded really odd which is why I decided this would be a good one to read. In the end the plot was actually really interesting and definitely a little jibe at the youth of today, myself included sometimes.

I enjoyed the story and I liked the way it was presented, something a little different to pretty much everything I’ve read recently. My only problem is that when you segment a story in this way it almost feels like some of the story is dropped and you miss some part of the plot that could have been interesting, eg who was freaky Farnsworth? Who was sexed up Noah? These were all things I wanted to have a little more background on. Farnsworth in particular, as it seemed all he was doing was helping give us some background info to the phone, but nothing else…

Still enjoyable but just felt cut in half.


NEXT WEEK’S TOR.COM READ IS: DOG BY BRUCE MCALLISTER

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“Dog” by Bruce McAllister is a chilling story about a young American couple who encounter dogs in Mexico very unlike any domesticated variety north of the border and what happens.

10 thoughts on “Tor.com Thursdays: short story review

  1. I’m of course intrigued by the story now 🙂 But you know, every Tor short story I’ve come across has had such an amazing cover… just, truly, a sight to behold each and every one of them!

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  2. Great review, Zuky!
    We are definitely an easy generation to criticize hahaha It just feels like all the arguments have already been explored and everything sounds mostly the same, though.
    Too bad this one didn’t quite do it for you but better ones will come, I’m sure 🙂

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