‘Treats’ – Lara Williams

Treats

 

Due for publication in March 2016 this collection of literary short stories, published by Manchester-based writer Williams, really is something of a treat.

The stories share common themes of loss and acceptance, and show people trying to find their way in life. ‘Both Boys’ made me laugh out loud, but many of the stories were unsettling and touched a nerve.

This is not the kind of thing I’d normally go for, so thanks NetGalley for broadening my reading horizons. Definitely a collection to recommend.

‘Night Music’ – John Connolly

night music

A collection of deliciously creepy short stories inspired by the horror genre.

Grotesque and macabre in places, but beautifully crafted and I raced through this.

This book was worth loaning from the local library just to have read the story ‘The Caxton Public Lending Library’. A wonderful idea, and so well-executed.