Short Story Sunday: The Pool People
The Pool People, Alison Lurie
This ghost story set against the beautiful backdrop of Key West is surprisingly
terrifying. It’s available in her collection Women and Ghosts (and the whole collection is awesome, so if you’re a ghost story lover, get this on your shelf): http://amzn.com/0385518315
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.
Posted on September 13, 2015, in Short Stories and tagged Alison Lurie, Ghost Stories, Horror stories set in Florida, Key West, The Pool People, Women and Ghosts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.