Skin

Skin The longest of these stories explores the Japanese underworld Other topics include a young father s inability to eradicate the ghostly memories of his little twins who have died and a group of childr

  • Title: Skin
  • Author: Tobias Hill
  • ISBN: 9780571179626
  • Page: 189
  • Format: None
  • The longest of these stories explores the Japanese underworld Other topics include a young father s inability to eradicate the ghostly memories of his little twins who have died, and a group of children daring each other in a game of depravity while their parents sip drinks.

    One thought on “Skin”

    1. This book begins really well. The first story centres around the Japanese underworld and is told in vivid, striking detail that lingers in your mind long after you're done with the book. But as the pages turn, that intense engagement begins to lapse and turn lackadaisically soft. By the third story, I admit my attention was on weak ground and by the time I got to Brolly, I did not want Tobias Hill to make love to my eyes any longer.

    2. I enjoy short stories, I like being able to dip in and out of the stories. "Skin" seemed like something that should have been right up my street with it's premise of tales with a (often gruesome) twist, and while some of the tales here really stood out ("World Feasts" and "Zoo" were great) I found the longer stories a little dull going and not really my cup of tea.

    3. Odd, haunting short stories in Hill's characteristically cool and elegant prose style. Strange and surprising, even on a second read.

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