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Your Favorite Book of Short Stories

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    Hemmingway, agree on the Nick Addams stories, but really like all of his short stories. John Gierach writes stories about fly fishing in the american west, his first book Trout Bum is an annual favorite for January reading.
     
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    John Graves, "The Last Running" is up on my fave list of stories these days.

    AND . . . CW Webber's "Shot in the Eye" was Poe's favorite short-story . . .
     
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    J. Frank Dobie doesn’t let the truth get in the way of a good story.
     
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    The Aleph. The anthology of Borges was a go to for me for many years...
     
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    loved blue highways when it came out... I remember Charlie Kuralt interviewing the author and going right out and getting the book...
     
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    Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree Jr., which includes the great short story Houston, Houston, Do You Read?
     
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    Aleph comes to mind...
     
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    Do you remember the first story from Tarantino’s Four rooms? It´s The Man from South from Roald Dahl’s book Tales of Unexpected and it´s only a beginning!;)
    Dahl’s work is amazing:rolleyes:
     
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    yessir, that Norton fella was pretty bright :)
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    thanks for this thread -- with winter coming, I need some more things to read
     
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    Nice to see another China Miéville reader :cool:

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    Sherlock Holmes and Callahan's Crosstime Saloon are my favorite "lighter" short stories.
     
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    Anton Chekhov - a short story master as well as playwright
    Brief Interviews with Hideous Men - David Foster Wallace. Consider the Lobster is great, also - more essay than short story, though
    Nine Stories - JD Salinger
    I'll also echo the Vonnegut Monkeyhouse collection, one of my favorites
     
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