Literary reviews by Tim Love.
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Sunday 19 May 2013

"Structo 9", Euan Monaghan (ed)

16 pages of poetry (much in translation). 55 pages of prose. 11 pages of interviews. I've not heard of many of the UK authors, though some of them have had stories on radio 4 and Best British short stories 2012. My favourite piece might be "The Skylight" in which a burqa'd woman in Paris turns into a bird (in another story a giant wasp is encountered). In these slipstream pieces the non-fantasy elements are often well-rendered. A hallucination? If it is, it's a shared one. I wasn't so keen on "The Tiny Horses" or "Weekend".

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