Tuesday 20 November 2012

Whirl Away

Finished November 20
Whirl Away: stories by Russell Wangersky

This collection of stories offer a variety of individuals, all of whom have something going wrong in their life. We see their struggle, their way of coping, their inner worries. They each have something in their life that failed them in some way, whether it is job loss, loss of a partner, or simply loneliness.
They are reaching out for something, someone to pay attention to them, someone who will accept them, someone to love them. They are damaged, broken, yet he makes them sympathetic, relatable.
A moving collection.


  1. I found this collection quite striking: did you have any particular favourites in it yourself?

  2. I really liked the amusement park story. I could feel his loneliness.