This is a book of 52 Flash Fiction stories by Marc Nash, a man who is obviously fascinated by words. The number 52 invites you to read one a week and although I have read them more quickly than that, I have found that the concentrated nature of the very short stories and also the density of the words, has meant I couldn't really just read straight through as I would a novel. These stories are nuggets. They are very varied in genre; some funny, some sad, some thought provoking. Some are effectively poems. I enjoy words myself and can almost taste these as I roll them around my mouth.
If I have one problem with the stories it is the author's tendency to use fragments rather than sentences; phrases with no verb. I find it a useful literary device to increase tension at the height of a fast action piece. Its use all the way through though, was a great distraction. I mentally filled in verbs! Apart from this, the creative use of language here engaged my interest. If you love words, you'll enjoy this one!