Saturday, 23 March 2013
132/111 - Mud: Stories of Sex and Love by Michele Roberts
I bought this book a little while ago from Foyles as I was in the mood for reading some women's short fiction. I don't have a great deal to say about it. There were some stories that I quite liked, like the story of the woman who moves to France with her vegetarian husband who refuses to learn to speak French and then turns up dead. I found it quite darkly funny.
However for the most part I found a lot of these to be quite bleak, which is something I find quite a lot with short fiction. I feel like sometimes the story is there to make a sad point and then end. Not sure I always get the most out of them. I don't know if that makes a lot of sense.