Unthology 4

There’s a new review of UNTHOLOGY 4 from Workshy Fop.

Unthology 4

Unthology 4

“Overall, Unthology 4 is a good read. Its varied focus makes it hard to draw conclusions, although in terms of the modern short story, there are some common threads. The contributions are largely third person narratives, and generally eschew verbal pyrotechnics or unusual occurrences in favour of understatement and the slow reveal. However, there’s enough diversity in terms of theme and style to keep the reader interested – my own preference would be for more stories along the lines of The Laundry Key Complex, but I enjoyed sampling stories like The Angel too. The authors themselves are a mixture of the established professional, the up-and-coming, and the hobbyist, but the editors maintain a good standard of writing throughout; some stories interested me more than others, but there were none I would call badly written. The news is thatshort stories are enjoying a resurgence, and Unthology 4 backs this up – there are clearly lots of good ones being written. If you’re a fan of the form, or you’re starting to get interested, I’d recommend it. “

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