Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Voodoo Heart by Scott Snyder

This is one of the best collections of short stories I have read in a long time. Scott Snyder takes seemingly ordinary characters, gives them unique and slightly offbeat voices and then lets their actions transform them. Heartbreaking moments are interspersed with moments of profound transformation to give the collection a completeness that is often missing from short story collections.

I love it when a novel or a story takes me so far outside of myself that I have trouble figuring out where I am or recognizing who I am with when I emerge on the other side.

5 comments:

Scott Snyder said...

Hey Alicia. Just wanted to thank you for the kind words regarding Voodoo Heart. Means a lot. You made my night. (And "Better Off Dead" rocks - great choice!) Best.

Alicia said...
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Alicia said...

I love it when authors hear all the great things I have to say about their book. It's not as much fun when I don't like the book. I am so glad I love yours!

scott snyder said...

Really appreciate it. Jealous you have so much good reading ahead of you. Librarians do rock - rock on! and have fun at the concert!

Alicia said...

Expect a full report on the quality of the band not to mention whether or not I have retained my hearing.