i love short stories. this ones greatDebbie
Good but not my favourite Findley book. Short stories are a hard sell for me.Julia
This is a collection of Findley's short stories. I have never been a fan of short stories. But, I am a fan of Findley's writing and therefore tackled this book. I think Findley is genius along side of being a bit of a weirdo. His books have a touch of the bizzare. It's uncanny how he writes with such accuracy, being able to relay such strong feelings in his characters without being too wordy. I really liked the first 2 stories in this book, "Lemonade" and "War." The rest of them, kind of went over my head. I didn't really get what it was all about. That is my fault! So, this is not my favourite book of Findley's. I loved his "Not Wanted on the Voyague" - his interpretation of the Noah's Ark story.Tara McClinchey
Findlay is always interesting and a brilliant writer, but some of these short stories couldn't keep my attention. The ones I loved were Lemonade and War, because I could really sympathise with the main characters. I also liked the strangeness of Hello Cheeverland, Goodbye.Brandon
Lemonade - 4War - 3Effie - 4Sometime - Later - Not Now - 4What Mrs. Felton Knew - 4The People on the Shore - 4Hello Cheeverland, Goodbye - 3Losers, Finders, Strangers at the Door - 5The Book of Pins - 4Daybreak at Pisa - 4Out of the Silence - 5Dinner Along the Amazon - 3Denise
I am not a short story type of person either, but I like Timothy Findley. The first two stories, Lemonade and War were the best in the book."Lemonade" reminded me of "To Kill a Mockingbird". Findley continues the theme in "War" in a later book called "You Went Away".Megan Darts-champ
Timothy Findley is so good, but I am not a big fan of short stories. They leave too much to the imagination so that you've either read a story that wasn't actually written or you didn't read the story that was! I did love "The People on the Shore". The last paragraph - the way he entwines the young character of Tiffy with the prescient dream of Mrs Lewis and her actual death fifteen years later - it's brilliantly done.