Tag Archives: thriller

Cheer Up, Jimmy: 3 Melancholy Short Stories, by Dania Sonin (1:31)

Today we see that if you lose the reader’s trust once, they hold the rest of the book to a higher standard.

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Selected Short Stories featuring Analog Memory, by Nicolas Wilson (1:59)

Today we see that some aspects of real human conversation, when rendered in fiction, make the story difficult to follow.

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From a Foreign Shore, by Andrew Knighton (40:00)

Today we see that a single change to the existing world can often capture a reader’s interest better than changing many things.

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The Drifter: and other short stories, by Robert Scott-Norton (17:34)

Today we see that invented or foreign prose that is close to English needs to be lampshaded or it feels like an error.

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Duty: Suspense and Mystery Stories from the Cold War and Beyond, by Martin Roy Hill (2:50)

Today we see that strong emotional experiences should hold the narrator’s interest from more than an instant.