Book Reviews of The World's Shortest Stories

The World's Shortest Stories
The World's Shortest Stories
Author: Steve Moss (Editor), Glen Starkey (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780762403004
ISBN-10: 0762403004
Publication Date: 2/1998
Pages: 224
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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This took me two tries to read. The first time I flipped through, liked one story, wasn't impressed with the others I read, and put the book on the shelf.

A few years later I found it again and sat down to read it.

I don't know if I just chose poorly in flipping through or if a few years changed my tastes, but I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It may have been good that I waited to read it, as I've been messing around with writing again. I hadn't expected to like it from previous glances, but a lot of the stories were complete stories, and a lot of fun. I am highly impressed.

There are some I don't like, and some that are just scenes, or just not interesting, but overall they are stories. And fun ones at that.

I do think it would be better to have not read all the Murder chapter at once. While individually they were good, and they would have been published in the magazine spread out...there were several that used the same twist, and it was getting a bit old by the end of the chapter.

The rest of the chapters, surprisingly, didn't really have that problem.
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This is such a fun read! The stories that are good are really amazing!
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Totally worth a credit. This book is a great one to keep in the car or in the backpack and read over the course of a year. (Really) Just take it slow and digest each story. Completely entertaining.
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Fun to read mysteries with just 55 words!
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Very short stories. I thought it was ok. I read the book in about a day.