Monday, September 06, 2010

Summer Reading 2 - Not So Perfect


Oh dear, I meant to blog about Not So Perfect ages ago, but life got in the way. And now Hubby has run off with the book (which is in itself a recommendation).

I've 'known' Nik Perring online for a while now so I was delighted when he had this collection of very short stories published. Every story is a gem, they are succinct, quirky and moving. It's hard to pick a favourite, because the quality of the collection is very even, but if I really had to I think it would be When You're Frightened Honey, Think of Strawberries, a story which I'd previously read online and which had stayed with me for a long time.

The book itself is a small square design, perfect for popping into a handbag, and it accompanied me to coffee shops and hospital appointments. I was genuinely sad to reach the end of the final story, as it's a fine debut collection of flash fiction.

9 comments:

Talli Roland said...

I've heard so many good things about this book and it's been on my TBR list for ages. I MUST check it out! Thanks for the review!

Nik Perring said...

Thank you!! Thrilled you liked it!

Nik

DJ Kirkby said...

Oh yes, I really enjoyed reading Nik's book of stories! I want more now though...

Kath said...

Great review. I loved this collection of short stories and keep dipping back into them, so that I can pretend I haven't actually finished reading them!

Cathy said...

You're welcome, Nik.

DJ and Kath, we'll just have to nag lovely Nik to write us another collection :)

SpiralSkies said...

Yep, have got to agree with every word of your spiffing review. Hurry up and write some more, Nik - your ladies need you!

Paul said...

If I only carried a handbag, then I could get this book! You girls get all the breaks!

Cathy said...

Aw, don't be jealous Paul, it's such a cute little book it would probably fit in your pocket.

SpiralSkies, I really hope do Nik will write us some more stories soon. No pressure then :)

Nik Perring said...

Aw, thanks all!

As for more stories, well, I'm working on it...