Matt Tompkins

Teoksen Souvenirs: And Other Stories tekijä

3 teosta 38 jäsentä 21 arvostelua

Tekijän teokset

Souvenirs: And Other Stories (2016) 30 kappaletta
Studies in Hybrid Morphology (2016) 4 kappaletta
Odsburg (2019) 4 kappaletta

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Tompkins, Matt



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A strange, quirky collection of stories that at first disturbed me, but then I liked after I got into the rhythm. A silly side note - I absolutely love the color of the book!
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PensiveCat | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2018 |
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Most short story collections have ups and downs, and "Souvenirs" was no exception. The stories are full of invention, high-concept explorations of odd little concepts.

It's a fun read, and a quick one, but not deep. I got the impression that the author was attempting magical realism at a literary level. There are occasional flashes of brilliance, but it is not sustained. The topics were sufficient, but the stories lack the beauty and precision of language required to elevate them to that higher status. At no point did the characterization get vivid enough to make the people memorable. Instead, I remember the concepts alone, and that is not enough for the writing to truly stick with me.

It's worth a read, though, and Tompkins is worth watching. Whether this collection landed with me or not, his trajectory is a good one.
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shabacus | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 6, 2017 |
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This cute little collection of short stories is deeper and stranger then I expected. As I read about a man taking drastic actions after seeing flames everywhere, a child's father evaporating, and knickknacks appearing in a woman's home, I couldn't help but think that the stories are not just fantastical. There seemed to be underlying possibilities or explanations that are up to the reader to define, interpret, or imagine. An amusing collection. Thank you to Matt Thompkins for writing these and to Conium Press for publishing them.… (lisätietoja)
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niquetteb | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 11, 2016 |
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This was a superb little book of six short stories. The book went quick - which is a testament to how well it was written and how engaging the stories are. Though short, they are thought-provoking and leave you wanting more (in a good way). I plan to see out his other work...great stuff!
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DuffDaddy | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 24, 2016 |



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