Sunday 9 March 2014

Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty

Finished March 9
Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty by Diane Williams

This book of short stories contains disjointed, surreal stories ranging in length from two sentences to two and a half pages. Most are told in omniscient third person, but some in first person. There is in many of the stories a sense of the main character being out of step with the people around them.
I can't say I like this kind of writing as I really don't understand the stories. Some things I can guess at, others start off with a storyline of a sort but then seem to take off in a new direction without explanation. Many are unsettling and seem to have behaviour that isn't acceptable. Are they a comment on society? One is not sure.

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