It’s time for #backlistboost Friday, again!! This week I’d like to showcase a book that I first read and reviewed back in August of 2015: Get in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link.
I know that I say this every time that I get the chance (so, obviously, I’m going to say it again!), I LOVE short stories!!! Guys, this is honestly my favorite book of short stories to date. The stories in this cross genres of fantasy, myths, and urban legends in an organic way. Link’s writing is completely brilliant, and I was absorbed from the very beginning. This was the first of her books that I read, but it certainly wasn’t the last. There is a reason that I grabbed a book strictly based on her endorsement being on it (the previously boosted Glittering World), and I didn’t regret it for a second. If you’re a fan of the above mentioned genres, and don’t mind your short stories with a little bit of creepiness, this may just be the collection for you! I hope you love it as much as I do!
You can find my original review here: Get in Trouble: Stories
A book of short stories that I reviewed last year, and absolutely fell in love with, is out in paperback TODAY!! It’s called Get in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link. It has some really amazing short stories in it that will have you literally going “WTF just happened?!” at the end! I really encourage you to check it out. You can find my review in the blog archives!
Author: Kelly Link
Publisher: Random House
Genre: Fantasy/Myth/Urban Legend
I fell in love with this book and this author from the first five pages! Kelly Link has one of the most brilliant literary minds that I have read in a very long time. Her writing is something completely different from anything that I have read before, and it captivated me. You might notice under genre, I couldn’t really decide what to put: there is a reason for that! I can’t really decide what it is! This author crossed the genre boundaries from fantasy to urban legends to mythology, and back again in a way that leaves the mind buzzing and asking for more. I certainly did not want this book to end! This is the first short story collection that I have read in quite a while, and I am so thankful that I decided to grab it. There was not a bad one in the bunch, but I think that my favorite of them all was “Summer People”. That story had a little bit of everything: mystery, fairy people, and just the right amount of creepiness. That one was followed closely by “Origin Story”, because who doesn’t love a good superhero…bad superhero? Like I said before, a very different kind of fiction! I was left at the end altogether saying “WTF?” and wanting much, much more!