Two Short Works of Non-Fiction by Readux Books

Whether or not you subscribe to the theory that the digital age is creating an ADD society (there was a great article about this last month in The Guardian) time is at a premium in today’s world and there’s no arguing the attractions of shorter fiction.   Earlier this year I ran a series of posts featuring bloggers discussing why they love – or hate … Continue reading Two Short Works of Non-Fiction by Readux Books

a thousand morons by Quim Monzó (translated from the original Catalan by Peter Bush)

Pierre Charles L’Enfant and Andrew Ellicott carefully planned Washington DC – with its precise grid of streets, beautiful tree-lined avenues and stunning perspectives. Older cities like Boston or lower Manhattan developed more organically, the seemingly haphazard  pattern of their streets dictated by the habits of those who used them. A good short story collection can grow like a city. Either organically – as when an … Continue reading a thousand morons by Quim Monzó (translated from the original Catalan by Peter Bush)