Review – What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky

Posted August 10, 2021 by Nicky in Reviews / 0 Comments

Cover of What it Means When A Man Falls From The Sky by Lesley Nneka ArimahWhat It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky, Lesley Nneka Arimah

I am not the world’s biggest fan of short stories, in general, I must admit. There are some stories I’ve appreciated a lot, so it’s not that my mind is completely closed to them… but mostly I prefer something a bit meatier. Where I do like short stories, I often like the ones that surprise me, the ones with a sting in the tail. And there were one or two here that worked in that way for me, like the title story: a sudden moment of everything falling (ha) into place, and oh, oh, that’s what that was…

Overall, I didn’t really adore these stories, but there are some great moments that did catch my eye — ways of describing things, capturing a moment, etc — and some lovely writing. If you enjoy short stories more generally, I suspect there’s a lot here for you… but for me, they weren’t quite as striking or memorable as I’d hoped — which I know is more about me and what I like than the stories themselves!

Rating: 3/5

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