Saturday, May 10, 2014

No Such Thing by Edward Lorn

This short story had many of the Lorny things that make me like Lorn's stuff: character descriptions and situations that catch you by surprise and force a double-take, inventive violence, and crisp, forward-leaning writing. However, I just didn't buy several aspects of the ending. It didn't seem like enough time had elapsed for one character to do what he does. Two characters end up in another room seemingly for no other reason than it was more convenient for the story's reveal (though what's revealed is pretty great). And the main character's choice at the end just wasn't earned.

Overall, I'd say this was a fun chunk of good pulpy nonsense.

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