The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories
Penguin Adult, Feb 25, 1988 - Fiction - 448 pages
This anthology is in many ways a 'best of the best', containing gems from thirty-four of Britain's outstanding contemporary writers. It is a book to dip into, to read from cover to cover, to lend to friends and read again. It includes stories of love and crime, stories touched with comedy and the supernatural, stories set in London, Los Angeles, Bucharest and Tokyo. Above all, as you will discover, it satisfies Samuel Butler's anarchic pleasure principle: 'I should like to like Schumann's music better than I do; I daresay I could make myself like it better if I tried; but I do not like having to try to make myself like things; I like things that make me like them at once and no trying at all...'
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mooingzelda - LibraryThing
I started reading this in September 2018. I read a few stories at the time, then put it down and read the odd one in between other books, then forgot about it entirely until picking it up again a few ... Read full review
Review: The Penguin Book of Modern British Short StoriesUser Review - Laura - Goodreads
Although some of the stories in this collection are tiring and weird, most are enjoyable and interesting to read with some providing great comedy. Read full review