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Sunday, 18 December 2011

Book Review: Toni Kan’s ‘Nights of the Creaking Bed’

A collection of 14 short stories on love, lust, choices, poverty, corruption, religion, absent fathers, A lot of the book is centred on three themes – love/lust, absence (mainly absent fathers), and death. Toni Kan has a way with words, and this provides a vivid portrayal of his characters and their issues. I read this in one sitting, and with each story I got to know the characters – feel their pain, their joy, their sorrow.

3.5 out of 5


2 comments:

  1. I was dissapointed by this book, it had come highly recommended. At the end of each story I felt like I did not know the characters(maybe it is because they were short stories), although there were 3 or 4 stroies that I loved.

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    1. Hi Ugonwa, That is one of the biggest issues I have (and in most cases still have with short stories), I never feel like I know the characters, or I feel like they're yanked away from me the second I start to get to know them. But I'm slowly learning to appreciate short stories.

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