Piranha To Scurfy And Other Stories
- Audio cassette
- Publication Date:
- 07 September 2000
- Modern & Contemporary
Showing 1-3 out of 3 reviews.
Up until now I haven't been a great fan of Ruth Rendell's short stories, but this collection contains several which are as good as her novels.
Good selection of stories with a variety of characters, plots and settings. They range from the seriously scary: Fair Exchange and High Mysterious Union, to the amusing and ironic: Walter's Leg. And continue with the mediocre: The Beach Butler to the excellent and my favorites: Piranha to Scurfy, incredibly detailed and well-paced, and The Wink, a victim reclaims her life after many years in this short story, and the Professional, a young man knows it's best to keep quiet about what he saw, and the Astronomical Scarf, which tells the story of a few characters with thorough description of their lives and thoughts through an inverted type of treasure hunt. I did wonder at times how the same author could have written all these stories, soon realizing this is Rendell's strength. Definitely enjoyable!
So far so good. The first story is excellent.
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