Friday, April 25, 2008

Book #12, Illuminations, edited by Paul Graham Raven

My 4,300 word review of the sixty-six flash pieces that comprise the anthology Illuminations is now up at The Fix. And yes, I actually review each story separately.

I didn't think it was a very uniform anthology (really wide range in quality) but some of the best pieces were pretty darned fine indeed. Based on this critical reading, I think I've come away with a deeper understanding of what makes a flash story work--or, at least, what appeals most to me about the aesthetic possibilities of the form.
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