EL本棚紹介(28) Stray Bullets Volume One, by David Lapham

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Sometimes stories can leave us with lots of questions. We might think about why the characters did what they did. We might think about what will happen next. Stray Bullets offers a series of connected short stories that you will not only read, but keep thinking about after you are done.

These stories are all tragedies. They involve drugs, crime, and violence. Some of the characters are scary psychopaths—they will hurt others for fun. But other characters are driven to violence by strange circumstances. Or, circumstances not so strange—a family with an absent father, a girl being bullied at school, a mother frustrated with her children.

My two cents: If you don’t mind a bit of violence, I think these stories offer a quick and compelling read.