Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Hub, Issue 78

OK, I'm steadily catching up.

We're on to Issue 78 of Hub, only five issues behind now. The story is Gravestones by Mari Ness and it's a real treat. I'm really interested in structure and the impact it has on a story. The same tale structured in different ways can be so different. I like to see something new. Gravestones is a short, anecdotal story, given a lift by a staccato structure. The graveyard is given a discordant, creepy feel in a deft manner and the ending was hilarious. I laughed out loud.

I'll be looking out for more of Mari Ness's work.

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