Book Review - Difficult People by Jim Stallings

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I received Difficult People: Flash Fictions by Jim Stallings (admittedly a while ago) for review.
This book has been in my bathroom for a few months now. Some people would think that is a bad thing but in fact it is not. Difficult People is a book of Flash Fictions or super short stories that really jump into each character with abandon. Each flash fiction is engrossing and at times very intense, making them a bit hard to read back to back to back in this book of 231 pages.
The fact that they are short but intense makes them a perfect bathroom read. I am not sure they could be truly appreciated if read straight through. Reading a few then taking a bit of time off gives you the opportunity to really consider each story then go back in for more.
Even if this book doesn't land a spot in your bathroom, I highly recommend taking your time to read Difficult People, don't push through it, read a bit then put it down and savor it.

1 your two cents:

Jim said...

Rayna,
Many thanks for the insightful review on Difficult People. I think you're right...it's a storybook for adults and the short pieces are generally so intense they can only be consumed in one's and two's, not much more. My other books are at
http://www.jimstallings.com

Best of reading & thanks again for a bit of bright news today.
Jim Stallings, author of
Difficult People & 7 others books

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