Oct 01, 2020
The View from Endless Street: Short Stories from the South of England
Posted by Rebecca Lloyd

With this collection of short stories set in the south of England and beyond, Rebecca Lloyd explores relationships and the brave or foolish things they can make people do These stories about murder and ghosts, delusion and desperation, obsession and arson, show readers a sometimes sweet, sometimes macabre vision of humanity.Rebecca Lloyd channels Roald Dahl s wit and flaiWith this collection of short stories set in the south of England and beyond, Rebecca Lloyd explores relationships and the brave or foolish things they can make people do These stories about murder and ghosts, delusion and desperation, obsession and arson, show readers a sometimes sweet, sometimes macabre vision of humanity.Rebecca Lloyd channels Roald Dahl s wit and flair for the unexpected in this collection that will appeal to the quirky side of the literary reader.

  • Title: The View from Endless Street: Short Stories from the South of England
  • Author: Rebecca Lloyd
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The View from Endless Street Short Stories from the South of England With this collection of short stories set in the south of England and beyond Rebecca Lloyd explores relationships and the brave or foolish things they can make people do These stories about murder an

    T.D.

    Ah, the quality Apart from all its other many virtues, what stands out for me in this collection is the sheer quality of the writing Too often these days, books shout out at the reader, demanding to be read, throwing their usually temporary and unpolished charms in our faces But with Lloyd s writing, you have to enter its world, which is one full of subtle, powerful imagery, human sorrow, natural eccentricity and memorable scenes.Each of these stories is not just well crafted, but unique not wi [...]


    Elizabeth Maria Naranjo

    The first story in this gorgeous collection from Rebecca Lloyd won the Bristol Short Story Prize in 2008 Here s a sample from The River There were afternoons when the tiny choppy waves that signalled the incoming tide were yellow ochre at their crests in the low sunlight, and the writhing valleys of water between them were a war of deep blue and silver Each story in THE VIEW FROM ENDLESS STREET is crafted with these beautiful sentences, but also pitch perfect dialogue and a slew of quirky charac [...]


    Ken

    The View from Endless Street by Rebecca Lloyd starts out strong and stays there all the way through She has a gift for pulling you into the story so you tune out the world around you Each of the short stories in this collection are unique They differ wildly from one another Yet, all of them share some common elements.The characters are drawn so well, you feel like you ve gotten to know them When they suffer, you empathize with them When they feel happiness, you can t help but smile Ms Lloyd suck [...]


    Amanda Sington-Williams

    Rebecca Lloyd is a very talented writer and The View from the Endless Street demonstrates this Each short story is beautifully written and evokes the ordinariness of life in all its extraordinariness If I had to pick a favourite it would be The Oil Drum There were echoes and ovals of light that slid and widened, and broke up into ragged shapes and long fragments almost at the moment they formed To write a collection of short stories in which each one deserves applause is a difficult task but Llo [...]


    Farah

    If you like short stories then you are in for a treat Lloyd writes with sensitivity and compassion, even while her stories are sinister Her characters are desperate and haunting Her language is rich, textured and nuanced.Some examples of her beautiful writing The moon was hanging in the skyke a moist, red grape he d a funny hatched face as if he had fallen asleep on a candlewick bedspread e water was dark, all its facets sombre, slate grey and rippling And as I watched the beautiful serenity of [...]



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