• Book Review,  Reviews

    Yellow Cake – Margo Lanagan

    Yellow Cake brings together another ten short stories from this extraordinarily talented writer – each of them fiercely original and quietly heartbreaking. Ranging from fantasy and fairy tale to horror and stark reality, what pervades these stories is the sense of humanity. The people of Lanagan’s worlds face trials, temptations and degradations. They swoon and suffer and even kill for love. In a dangerous world, they seek the solace and strength that comes from family and belonging. These are stories to be savoured slowly and pondered deeply because they cut to the very heart of who we are. *** I was very excited to read this collection of short stories…

  • Discussion Post

    In celebration of Short Stories: National Short Story Week post

    This week is National Short Story week, no I didn’t know until a few weeks ago either; but I plan on celebrating! I love that short stories have a week dedicated to them because I love short stories; in my eyes they are just as valuable as novels and poetry and other forms of literature and they should not only be reserved for children, everyone should be able to access short stories. The short story is not obviously reserved for children with tales coming from people like Edgar Allen Poe and Oscar Wilde over the centuries but I do feel there are more for children than adults, though that is understandable…