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pensacola
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Good list of short reads?
Looking for good material in any genre - articles or stories- that work for short 1-2 hours of reading. Anyone with good ideas?


RedStickBR
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re: Good list of short reads?
The Overcoat for sure if you haven't read it.


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Kafka
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re: Good list of short reads?
If you like Twilight Zone or Alfred Hitchcock Presents, check out short stories by these writers:

Roald Dahl

Robert Sheckley

John Collier



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OldTigahFot
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re: Good list of short reads?


pensacola
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re: Good list of short reads?
Thanks!


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Kafka
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re: Good list of short reads?
One of my favorite stories:

Saki - "Laura"


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Palo Gaucho
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re: Good list of short reads?
Animal Farm


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bayoubengals88
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re: Good list of short reads?
Trash
On Chesil Beach


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ZacAttack
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re: Good list of short reads?
Robert E. Howard wrote all short stories. They are easy to read and range from boxing, to Conan. Most you can read in a few hours, some in less than an hour. He wrote back in the day for fantasy magazines and serials. Fortunately His works have been collected into a series of books that are pretty easy to find.


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S
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re: Good list of short reads?
Old man and the sea


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Sigma
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re: Good list of short reads?
Hunter S. Thompson - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The chapters can stand on their own. Just sit back and enjoy the writing.


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LSUfan20005
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re: Good list of short reads?
T.C. Boyle's "Stories" is a fantastic collection of his short stories.


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molsusports
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re: Good list of short reads?
The collected short stories of Edgar Allen Poe or Mark Twain are both still surprisingly good. Poe actually created the detective genre and his short story in which he did this is highly recommended. Twain has several fun stories featuring God and the devil (or man versus woman) that are also great reads.


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ElephantGA
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re: Good list of short reads?
Dorian Gray


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CelticDog
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re: Good list of short reads?
As i lay dying.
Faulkner.

On many td booklists for top 10 ever. Short.
Laughed my a$$ off.
Horror story of poors in Mississippi.
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atlau
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re: Good list of short reads?
My Dog Skip


mouton
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re: Good list of short reads?
Charles Bukowski- Notes of a Dirty Old Man


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CCT
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re: Good list of short reads?
quote:

OldTigahFot

I was going to post this! Makes you wonder, too, what with the looming advances in AI and nanotechnology. Scary story.

A Boy And His Dog was good, too.

The man was a trip. Had dinner in a group with him one night while I was at Centenary.


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lsugorilla
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re: Good list of short reads?
might check out local used books stores and just find short story collections in one book. a lot are written with one them in mind. horror, mystery, classics, ect. but you can find some from a particular author or ones from a particualar state or region. I've discovered many short random gems this way. for example 'Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories' is a good one for halloween coming up. he read 749 supernatural tales from an array of ghost storytellers at the British Museum Library before selecting 14 that comprise this anthology.


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dirtsandwich
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re: Good list of short reads?
Siddartha
Tao Te Ching and/or the Tao of Pooh
The Missionary Position
The Book of Job


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