Monday, 2 August 2010
Little disturbances of man (Paley)
Simon from Stuck in a book very kindly lent me The little disturbances of man by Grace Paley and over the last week or so I've been ploughing my way through the short stories contained within it. Regular readers will know that I'm not a short story afficiondo, and whilst I quite enjoyed the other Virago volume of her short stories, Enormous changes at the last minute, I think that was mainly down to the fact that the first one opened outsid a library with a woman returning some overdue library books. This collection dealt with similar themes - men and women in relationships, generally not particularly happily - but none of the stories grabbed me in the way that Want had in the first volume. Didn't hugely like the cover image either - it's just been published once in an original green edition. Another author done and dusted for this challenge anyway.