The other day I was in need of a literature fix. I browsed around in a book store but was not keen on any long novells or even longer multi book epics. In fact, I didn’t even feel like reading an entire book.
That is when Best of Young British Novelists 2003 published by Granta came to my rescue. It consists of 20 short stories by young British writers that have not yet hit the main stream.
It is the third time Granta publishes stories from young novelists and previously (1983, 1993) they have been successfully in picking writers that later received worldwide fame.
What really made me like the book and finding it hard to put down was the very varied language, pace and themes between the stories.
You will be told stories about the motivations of a computer hacker, common problems between lovers (gay females this time), view of the world by an amnesiac, one week of Ph.D. research work and more. See how varied the book is 🙂
If you want to pick up a fresh book and be swooped away by a new generation of writers then don’t miss out on this book.
PS If you managed to understand the story The Hare by Toby Litt then please let me know.
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