The Best Australian Stories 2012

The Best Australian Stories These stories are breath takers the ones which render nothing important than discovering what happens next SONYA HARTNETTThe Best Australian Stories is the country s premier annual collection of

  • Title: The Best Australian Stories 2012
  • Author: Sonya Hartnett Romy Ash David Astle Jon Bauer Greg Bogaerts Brooke Dunnell David Francis Matt Gabriel
  • ISBN: 9781863955805
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Paperback
  • These stories are breath takers, the ones which render nothing important than discovering what happens next SONYA HARTNETTThe Best Australian Stories 2012 is the country s premier annual collection of short fiction This year sees Sonya Hartnett select thirty two remarkable stories that roam widely in subject and style, but share a delicate complexity and a vibrantThese stories are breath takers, the ones which render nothing important than discovering what happens next SONYA HARTNETTThe Best Australian Stories 2012 is the country s premier annual collection of short fiction This year sees Sonya Hartnett select thirty two remarkable stories that roam widely in subject and style, but share a delicate complexity and a vibrant cleverness A travelling scout for a modern day freak show meets a girl with a strange and wonderful gift A winning lottery ticket tests the bonds of three mismatched siblings A beast of burden offers an alternative account of Australian settlement.There is dark humour, stealthy and unsettling, and moments of terror, whimsy, romance and surprise What unites them is a steadfast commitment to the storyteller s art the art of making the reader want to turn the page.

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    1. I've read a couple of these Australian annuals and enjoy them. They are a good way of discovering Austrlaian authors to follow. In this 2012 edition, I enjoyed stories by familiar authors such as Romy Ash together with ones I had not previously met - Martin Lindsay, Rebecca Harrison, Chris Womersley, Erin Gough, Two gems were Sidney by Emma Schwarz, the tale of an Alzheimer's day, and David Davis at Coldpigeon Dot Com by Meredi Orteg the story of an arrogant man sick of getting emails for other [...]

    2. Out of 32 short stories, I really enjoyed 18 of them, and the other 14 were so-so. But this is always the case with short stories, so overall I would still recommend this book because I loved the stories that I enjoyed. I felt there were only a few absolute duds in there.

    3. Some nice stories, some funny stories, but too many of them started off interesting and then drifted off and finished with no satisfying conclusion or obvious purpose.

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