Not that it is my job to state the obvious, but Kindle Nation readers don’t need me to tell them that not every fine novelist can write a great short story. Which is probably a part of why so many very talented novelists submit excerpts of their novels rather than free-standing short stories to the Free Kindle Nation Shorts program. Not that there’s anything wrong with that: the generous excerpts offered here often lead our readers to discover terrific new novels and distinguished new novelists who come to occupy the top shelves in our Kindle libraries.
But I wasn’t sure what to expect when Steve Silkin offered three of his short stories to share with our readers through the program. I had already made it clear what I think of his talents as a novelist, when I wrote at our Kindle Nation blog back in November:
- Darren in the Van
- La Hongroise