The Carousel and Other Short Stories is a collection of four such tales capturing a range of situations and emotions.
As always, short stories are often in some way difficult to read, they demand you to think of something else, think beyond the ordinary or dig beneath the surface. These stories capture the sometimes rocky journey of growing up, revisiting trauma and varied ‘side-effects’ of adolescence.
I don’t think I can truthfully say I enjoyed this collection, I found the writing a little bit stinted and I never felt drawn in, it was more reading an account than being involved in a different reality.
These stories touch on some unpleasant realities that are important to keep in one’s mind – the content being mainly focused towards a young reader base.
3 Star Rating