The View from Endless Street: Short Stories from the South of England

The View from Endless Street: Short Stories from the South of England

Rebecca Lloyd / Oct 16, 2019

The View from Endless Street Short Stories from the South of England With this collection of short stories set in the south of England and beyond Rebecca Lloyd explores relationships and the brave or foolish things they can make people do These stories about murder an

  • Title: The View from Endless Street: Short Stories from the South of England
  • Author: Rebecca Lloyd
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  • Page: 408
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • With this collection of short stories set in the south of England and beyond, Rebecca Lloyd explores relationships and the brave or foolish things they can make people do These stories about murder and ghosts, delusion and desperation, obsession and arson, show readers a sometimes sweet, sometimes macabre vision of humanity.Rebecca Lloyd channels Roald Dahl s wit and flaiWith this collection of short stories set in the south of England and beyond, Rebecca Lloyd explores relationships and the brave or foolish things they can make people do These stories about murder and ghosts, delusion and desperation, obsession and arson, show readers a sometimes sweet, sometimes macabre vision of humanity.Rebecca Lloyd channels Roald Dahl s wit and flair for the unexpected in this collection that will appeal to the quirky side of the literary reader.

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    About "Rebecca Lloyd"

      • Rebecca Lloyd

        For the most part I write short stories, and while many of them were first published in literary journals, in 2014, I had two collections of my stories published at the same time, Mercy with Tartarus Press, which is a beautifully made hardback book, and The View from Endless Street, a paperback published by WiDo.Some of my stories could be described as psychological horror and others as magic realism, and from time to time I write about ghostly things What interests me most is the inventive ways we deal with what life throws at us, and the ability many of us have to slip easily between our invented worlds and the shared world, as if travelling back and forth down a long worn path.


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    1. Ah, the quality . . . Apart from all its other many virtues, what stands out for me in this collection is the sheer quality of the writing. Too often these days, books shout out at the reader, demanding to be read, throwing their usually temporary and unpolished charms in our faces. But with Lloyd's writing, you have to enter its world, which is one full of subtle, powerful imagery, human sorrow, natural eccentricity and memorable scenes.Each of these stories is not just well-crafted, but unique [...]


    2. The first story in this gorgeous collection from Rebecca Lloyd won the Bristol Short Story Prize in 2008. Here's a sample from "The River":"There were afternoons when the tiny choppy waves that signalled the incoming tide were yellow ochre at their crests in the low sunlight, and the writhing valleys of water between them were a war of deep blue and silver."Each story in THE VIEW FROM ENDLESS STREET is crafted with these beautiful sentences, but also pitch-perfect dialogue and a slew of quirky c [...]


    3. The View from Endless Street by Rebecca Lloyd starts out strong and stays there all the way through. She has a gift for pulling you into the story so you tune out the world around you. Each of the short stories in this collection are unique. They differ wildly from one another. Yet, all of them share some common elements.The characters are drawn so well, you feel like you’ve gotten to know them. When they suffer, you empathize with them. When they feel happiness, you can’t help but smile. Ms [...]


    4. Rebecca Lloyd is a very talented writer and The View from the Endless Street demonstrates this. Each short story is beautifully written and evokes the ordinariness of life in all its extraordinariness. If I had to pick a favourite it would be The Oil Drum. 'There were echoes and ovals of light that slid and widened, and broke up into ragged shapes and long fragments almost at the moment they formed’. To write a collection of short stories in which each one deserves applause is a difficult task [...]


    5. If you like short stories then you are in for a treat. Lloyd writes with sensitivity and compassion, even while her stories are sinister. Her characters are desperate and haunting. Her language is rich, textured and nuanced.Some examples of her beautiful writing:"The moon was hanging in the skyke a moist, red grape.""he'd a funny hatched face as if he had fallen asleep on a candlewick bedspread""e water was dark, all its facets sombre, slate grey and rippling""And as I watched the beautiful sere [...]


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