One last post this year of photos from readers. But I’m adding a bonus here: some snippets of reviews people have been posting on Goodreads and Amazon and Powell’s!
Like some other friends/readers, Crystal decided to take my book on a little road trip. “Well-written short fiction that travels well and lends itself to fun photography — what more could you need?” she wrote when she showed me these.
Speaking of people saying nice things about the book: there’s a (very cool!) published review by Alex DeBonis on The Small Press Book Review, and, from what I understand, a few more reviews in the pipe at various publications. But in the meantime, readers like you have been writing some wonderful comments about the book, too!
It’s an ultra-short collection of piano-wire-taut very short fiction with moments sharpened down to razor-wire. And be them violent, lonesome, tormented, misguided, haunted, caged, or rejected — we each become voyeurs in these snap-shot lives, and the surprising nature of these moments.
Sam Snoek-Brown is good. Real good. His writing is simple and it shines.
I commend Sam Snoek-Brown for his marvelous, skilled writing. I love short fiction, and he really delivers a top rate collection in Box Cutters.
This is a stunning collection of short fiction from Sam.
From within the simple Americana situations of Raymond Carver, Samuel Snoek-Brown is able to combine astute observation, Tom Waits-style lyricism and heartbreak, and a bit of poetry to reveal, in brief, tense bursts, human beings creating and then questioning their own estrangement from each other.
These superb little flashes of people in their places remind me of facets in a gem. There and then gone, yet not.
This compact compendium is entertainingly rich in imagery of the finest sort. The stories are all quite short, but despite their compact nature they don’t leave the reader with a sense of incompleteness. Indeed, anything but. This is prose that dances like poetry.
A fast read, and very well done! I especially like the form he used, it’s blog-like.
Loved the stories. A short read, variety, and nice introduction to his writing if you have not already experience reading his other publications.
Okay, full disclosure: that last one was my mom. (Hi, Mom!) 🙂
If you’ve read Box Cutters, I’d love to know what you thought of it! Good or bad — I can take it. I just want to hear from readers.
And if you have a copy, I’m always looking for photos of the book in its new home! Please keep sending them, gang!