Book Review:Funny Once: Stories by Antonya Nelson

Funny Once: StoriesFunny Once: Stories by Antonya Nelson

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Short stories are often some of the best books because you really get right to the point. Some writers are really good at writing short stories because they know how to give the characters depth at the same time they are bringing the story to a peak.

Funny Once was a little misleading to me, mainly because it really is not funny, not even once. There is a lot of time building up to a story, fleshing out characters, giving backstories, and then it is over. I kept thinking there was a punch line that I kept missing. Or maybe this was a creative piece and the words were supposed to sink in later, they didn’t.

I gave it an extra star because there was thought put into the characters and the outline of the stories, but it just didn’t work out in my favor. Sorry!

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