In an effort to get back into the Rory’s Book Club (RBC) a little (I’ve really been growing away from it lately), I am reading a sort of book I don’t typically like: short stories. As far as collections of short stories go, I don’t like them. The point is simply this: when one story is over, I have difficulty starting the next one.
I did, however, find a perfect use for short stories during my busiest semester of university: when I was too busy to read a whole book, but still wanted to read a little at a time for pleasure, short stories were perfect. Of course, I dumped this book (a collection of Evelyn Waugh) as soon as I had time for real books again.
But I digress…I am going to be reading The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro. As far as I can tell, these are short stories that sort of flow together in an order to sort of create a longer story. Like some of Wodehouse’s Jeeves books (I do like Jeeves 😀 ). This will be discussed on the RBC forums. If anyone else has read or wants a reason to read this book, there is always more room for discussion. A forum will discuss it on the Book Discussions page of RBC. (If I remember, I’ll post the direct link to the forum once it becomes available…)