Title: On a Distant Ridgeline
Author: Sam Reese
Page Count/Review Word Count: 184
This book was a cracking collection of literary fiction style short stories, and a big shout out is owed to the incredible Isabelle Kenyon for being kind enough to send me this one. She’s got great taste when it comes to short stories, and this is a testament to that. It was a refreshing take on the short story and one of those cool collections where the disparate stories all come together to provide an overall theme.
It’s also one of those collections where the pleasure is more in the reading and the clever use of language and imagery as opposed to the plot of the individual stories, although it’s also true that there’s plenty of that there too, if you go looking for it. Overall, though, it’s just a cleverly constructed short story collection and a reminder of how much we’re missing out because publishing houses are generally too risk averse to give short story collections a chance. Awesome!