Tor.com Thursdays: short story review

 

Hello everyone! I’m here with this weeks Tor.com Thursday post and mini review.

Interested in joining? See below for what to do to be a part of 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 WEEK’S TOR.COM STORY WAS: SHAPE WITHOUT FORM, SHADE WITHOUT COLOR BY SUNNY MORAINE

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2 stars

Mini-review:

How do I always manage to pick shorts that are totally airy fair and nonsensical? I understand this is contemporary / literary fiction and that’s the style, but WHAT?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m aware this is most likely about a mentally ill woman falling deeper and deeper into her illness but my God, that could have been shown in a much simpler, less floaty way.

I thought the atmosphere was well built but I’m so sick off all these pieces of fiction that are written just to sound pretty.


NEXT WEEK’S TOR.COM STORY IS: The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard) by Matthew Kressel

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“The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard)” by Matthew Kressel is a science fiction story about a dying writer who is trying to finish one final novel on the distant planet he settles on for his demise. His encounter with a young girl triggers a last burst of creativity.

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