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  1. says:

    fascinating and impressive collection by a bloke I met once at a party many years ago and who now edits the very good Unthology series As the introduction says an introduction To a debut collection these ring with 'mitteleuropean' references they are set in Rome Paris Berlin as well as present day UK they reference the Weimar Republic German art George Grosz etc they happen now in the near future or in the 30s

  2. says:

    I've had this collection a while I finished it sometime ago and yet despite that distance between reading and reviewing I'v

  3. says:

    I am so glad I read this book of stories Stunningly stylish writing Memorable characters and settings Brilliant wit and a kind of fearlessness The title story was one of the funniest I've ever read The opening story was utterly gripping in its intensity it left me breathless Each story has its delights and its surprises

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    I have seen people comment on how this seuence of stories needed to be savoured and considered and that’s definitely true There are layers within each of these stories and connections that create a fascinating latticework of ideas theme time and character My favourite moments in the collection were those that most clear

  5. says:

    From the first few pages you know you're being well guided through these connected worlds Some of these are juicey peaches Others are suashed bananas The title story and I remember nothing are perfectly formed and have stayed with me A short fi

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    I’m a greedy reader If I’m enjoying a novel short story or memoir I’ve a tendency to devour but there are works that d

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    The Syllabus of Errors is a collection of very intelligently written short stories The details in the stories were so intricate and thought provoking that I often found myself revisiting past pages just to re digest interesting parts of the storyThis collection dramatically flings an optimist like myself straight back down to earth and lives up to the title of a ‘Syllabus of Errors’ Without ruining any p

  8. says:

    According to the blurb The Syllabus of Errors features ‘a cast of loners and romantics trapped in the upheavals of the period between the world wars’ and ‘tries to convey to us a warning of what may come to fill our current void’ In this it succeeds Idiomatically too it is bold apercus jostle with loaded apercus historical erudition informs the wordplay and there’s not a line wasted All is significance and much is uiet

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    Andre van Loon A common narrative in the stories is that of the young man waiting to meet the girl he is interested in only for her not to turn up or to reject him when they do meet The wait makes up the narrative the way in which the young man moves through a world in which the young woman will not want him The

  10. says:

    We selected this title for our dozen strong book club under an initiative to cover short stories Only two of us stayed the course and those of us who did unceremoniously concluded that it carries numerous plot holes and is really uite well dull Not one I can recommend I'm afraid

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The Syllabus of Errors is a story seuence a mixture of contemporary and historical episodes A cast of loners and romantics explore how our anxious present is mirrored in the uncertainties of the inter war period with its crashes and crises Ultimately it conveys a coded warning from history about what can come to fill. I ve had this collection a while I finished it sometime ago and yet despite that distance between reading and reviewing I ve found that the characters and stories continue to live with meAshley Stokes has managed to compress engaging lives into the confines of the short story and in doing so has created a very powerful collection of talesThese stories are shot through with history the dark grain of old photographs the brutality of failure and unreuited lust Tales that refuse to fade long after reading characters as flawed as you and I are thrust into situations that hopefully we never will beThe Syllabus of Errors takes us across Europe and through time It takes you from the edges of the rise of fascism in Italy and the after glow of the Weimar Republic to the anxiety of the near future To go into detail regarding any of the stories would be to do it a disservice you just need to read it However having said that The Short Story About A Short Film needs a mention if only for its ambitionThe Short Story about a Short Film is wonderfully adventurous and whilst it doesn t fully work you have to admire it for its sheer energy You can t help thinking it would be far better as a voice over for a real DVD and that s the whole point I suppose but nonetheless it is inventive and powerful viewing the collapse of a relationship through the need to make a film The director s narrative becoming far powerful than the story he s trying to tell I felt it was ingenious how the two strands weave together the directors need to complete the film and his desire to resurrect his relationship with the leading lady both of which are ultimately flawed but eually compellingYou should never judge a book by its cover The Syllabus of Errors may look like a dry 1970 s OU text book but this couldn t be further from the truth It is in fact a cracking collection of short stories stories that are well worth your time money and effort So go hence from here and buy read enjoy

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The Syllabus of Errors

Mar Berlin a faceless soldier wanders through a war torn city looking for his lost love an artist high on modernism gets caught up in a political assassination in Fascist Italy Personally they dream of capturing that unfulfilled promise that missed perfect kiss that unresolved moment that thing that should have lived. Andre van Loon A common narrative in the stories is that of the young man waiting to meet the girl he is interested in only for her not to turn up or to reject him when they do meet The wait makes up the narrative the way in which the young man moves through a world in which the young woman will not want him The people that impinge on his consciousness during this anxious time are the grotesues The decisiveness that eludes the loner is seen as vulgarity in those that do things Young lovers kissing in public are held in scorn salesmen with targets and pep talks become obscene loudmouths military enthusiasts are ridiculous fantasistsRead of this review at LitroNYcom

Read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Ashley Stokes

The void when universally accepted notions of democracy and liberal capitalism are being uestioned as nowThe restless and rootless characters dream of idealized cities or moments in the personal or historical past which they feel could offer their escape Historically Sally Bowles and Fritz Lang's M join hands in Wei. From the first few pages you know you re being well guided through these connected worlds Some of these are juicey peaches Others are suashed bananas The title story and I remember nothing are perfectly formed and have stayed with me A short film about a short film is a film script which is overcome by its copious footnotes The Prettiest Girl in Berlin is a horrifying ramble through a war zone Some of this is confusing Some if it is not All of it is written with such zest learning humour and joy though that any deviance is acceptable