Short Story Sunday: What Rough Beast
Posted by kristipetersenschoonover
What Rough Beast, Daniel Pearlman
This disturbing rendering of a man who wonders why his wife is distant
in a future society morally different from our own isn’t easily forgotten. If I say anything more, I will ruin it. It’s the first story in Pearlman’s collection The Final Dream and Other Fictions, here: http://amzn.com/1882633059
Lately I’ve been working on the overwhelming task of thinning out my book collection; it’s something no book lover likes to do, but let’s face it, every once in a while it has to be done, either to clear clutter or make room for more.
It’s no surprise that a good portion of my collection is devoted to short story collections. I’ve read my share of great stories, and I’ve read my share of awful ones—but I’ve also read my share of a few that blew me away to the point at which I’ll never forget them. So instead of doing a typical “Top” list, I decided instead to focus on ones which fall into the last category (please note that in my “about” descriptions I tried to be spoiler-free). Do you have any that have made a lasting impression on you? Leave them in the comments.
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