If you haven’t yet picked up your copy of The Clockwork Russian and Other Stories, maybe these Amazon reviews will help you with your decision:
If there is a common theme, it’s one of the stories leaving you wanting more, imagining more, picturing the greater context.
A solid collection of short and very short stories, several of them featuring main characters who don’t fit the usual mould for protagonists: autistic, grossly overweight, dog, clone, villain.
His style is a fine example of well-rounded storytelling, thoughtful twists that bring you back to these stories after you’ve read them.
The best thing I can say about this collection is I found several of the characters and worlds deserving of longer works. Perhaps readers can hammer the author’s inbox until he concedes to making such novels. We’ll see.
I’m sure you’ll like the book too. Oh, and don’t think it’s short because Amazon says it’s only 147 pages. That’s just how their system reads the formatting. It’s 90,000 words – about the length of your average paperback novel.