Author: Kelly Link
Title: Stranger Things Happen
Publication Info: Small Beer Press (2001)
Kelly Link’s collection of short stories take place at various locations around the world, most with a young woman as protagonist. The tales, for the most part, are grounded in reality but contain elements of fantasy, fairy tale, or horror as if each story is haunted by something outside of reality. Some stories are better than others but I didn’t find any of them particularly satisfying, if that’s even something one can ask of fiction. Still Link has a vivid imagination and as this was her first story collection it could be worth checking out her more recent fiction.
One thing I do need to do is make a note about where I find out of books I add to be reading list. While I didn’t particularly enjoy this book, I am glad I read it, and I really wonder what inspired me to put on my TBR list in the first place.
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