As Told by Things is another galley I was behind on, and it was a quick, easy read to catch up on. It’s a short story collection from a small press and each story is told from the point of view of an object. I requested it because I found the premise intriguing, and it was really interesting to see what objects authors chose to write stories about.
The collection was really varied and just a delight to read. There were stories from the points of view of a starter to make bread, a mirror, a twenty-sided die, and many other objects. The stories told were mostly happy, with some sad interludes entertwined, but all were entertaining and a delight to read. Just as there are a diverse array of stories, I also enjoyed the diverse array of authors, many of whom I now want to read more from. I felt like all of the stories were very creative and a lot of them also incorporated social issues and diversity in surprising ways.
I had different emotions while reading this book as well. Some of the stories made me chuckle, some made me a little teary-eyed, and all of them awed me with the interesting things the authors did. It was just a really fun & enjoyable reading experience. I feel like if I say too much more, I’ll start spoiling the experience, but if you like interesting, diverse, & multi-genre short stories, I really think you’ll enjoy this collection a lot. I, for one, will also be checking out more of what this press has to offer and what the authors in the collection likewise have to offer.
Note: I received this book from Netgalley & the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.