Saturday, September 3, 2011
Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory, 210 pages
"Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day" by Ben Loory is a collection of short stories that really defy easy description. The stories are odd, disturbing, intriguing and confusing. There's a man who is the only one to see a monster in a swimming pool, a little girl who wants to play with a balloon to her mother's dread, a knife act that threatens a friendship, and a man who learns that it's the crown that makes the king, along with many other short stories. Most of the stories left me questioning and confused, not always sure what the intent and meaning of the story. This was not one of my favorite collections, it was probably a little too obscure for my taste.