Friday, 7 October 2016

Book Review : Sex and Death Stories

Titles : Sex and Death Stories 
Authors : Robert Drewe, Ben Marcus, Ceridwen Dovey, Wells Tower, Sarah Hall, Yiyun Li, Jon McGregor, Claire Vaye Watkins, Courttia Newland, Petina Gappah, Damon Galgut, Guadalupe Nettel, Alan Warner, Lynn Coady, Peter Hobbs, Taiye Selasi, Alexander MacLeod, Clare Wigfall, Kevin Barry, Ali Smith
Rating : 4.5/5

* I received this book from the publisher ( Faber & Faber ) as an exchange for an honest review *

This is the type of book that you won't be able to put down. It will make your heart ache and keep you on your toes. The stories in here are so moving and so real. They are beautiful, tragic, sobering, brutal and each story has so much meaning packed as densely as possible into every bit of text. What I enjoy most about the stories is that they make you think, they leave the reader thinking about the undercurrents going on beneath the surface of character's actions. Beneath the story you read, there is an untold story that is not told but keeps you thinking. Most of the stories are very short, but could leave extremely impactful meaning. Every story has its own colour of contents and ends in a really satisfying manner.

This collection of stories hold true to the high standard of writing. The prose in these stories is so raw and relevant! Although all of the stories are fiction, they are all so eye-opening and mind-winding that cause the reader to just wonder how the authors even came up with this stuff.

This book contains amazing and beautiful stories that capture all types of minds. I highly recommend it to anyone who are looking for a new and fresh reading experience. This is probably a must read!