This post is another book recommendation and part of Pattie Abbott's Forgotten Book Friday. But I'm taking the premise one step farther and talk about what is fast becoming a forgotten form of fiction ... the short story. My friend Debbie blogged about this very thing in two recent posts over at the criminal brief site.
In the spirit of her posts I am recommending a fine short story collection. Davis Grubb is best known for his suspenseful novel, The Night of the Hunter, but I've never read it. I did however, read a collection of his short stories that was released after his death in 1980.
You Never Believe Me:And Other Stories is chocked full of dark tales. From the weird, to the ironic to the finely woven plots filled with murder and vengeance. The collection houses eighteen tales and while some are better than others they all have their merits and at least a dozen classify as pure classics. One was made into a segment on the old Twilight Zone series. Also included are personl noted from the author which adds to the stories.
Now for another addition to the blogroll ...
Welcome to The Patti-O is the outlet for fellow Texan and Shiner Bock drinker Patti. She very well could be the closet thing to a female version of me out there. Today's post is a good one and she is search for a wedding dress for her son's upcoming wedding so if any of you are fashion designers or just savvy in that department stop in and offer her some advice. Otherwise, stop in and get ready to smile. It's hard not to when reading her wit.