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Sunday readings

Old books

Don’t say I never gave you anything.

Here are seven free short stories you can start reading immediately, by everyone from John Updike to Ray Bradbury (including my old fave, Donald Barthelme). The good people at Nothingintherulebook have assembled them for your pleasure.

I haven’t made a habit of reading short stories over the last few years, but I can understand their appeal, given the demands on people’s time these days. Maybe they’re the perfect entrée to literary fiction for folks who don’t read much of it.

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11 comments on “Sunday readings

  1. islandeditions
    April 24, 2016

    Thank you! This is a brilliant list, and a good way to spend a quiet
    Sunday afternoon.

  2. Phillip McCollum
    April 24, 2016

    Happy Birthday Mr. Brennan!

    • Kevin Brennan
      April 24, 2016

      Almost! Both me and the blog … Thank you, Mr. McCollum!

  3. John W. Howell
    April 24, 2016

    Excellent.

  4. Book Club Mom
    April 24, 2016

    What a great idea – I love short fiction. One of my favorite forms of literature!

  5. Audrey Driscoll
    April 24, 2016

    Great idea! Thank you!

    • Kevin Brennan
      April 25, 2016

      You’re welcome. I have to find time to sit down and read all seven!

      • Audrey Driscoll
        April 26, 2016

        So many books (and stories), so little time…

  6. pinklightsabre
    April 25, 2016

    That’s really cool Kevin, thanks for sharing. Love that photo of Chekhov. I’ll say this on behalf of my wife Dawn, “he’s a hottie!,” which she always says about him. Must be all that confidence from looking inside people with his medicine bag and his books.

    • Kevin Brennan
      April 25, 2016

      Funny, I know someone who says the same about Nathaniel Hawthorne (the young Hawthorne, I’m assuming).

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