Some beautiful stories, others seem to have too much forced humor.
All in all, whatever dollars you spend to buy The Best American Short Stories 2012 will be paid back to you many times over in hours of reading enjoyment.
This year's edition of The Best American Short Stories is another very good collection in that series.
This book was SO boring. I couldn't get through a single story. Very disappointed. Not for college students.Published 2 months ago by Mariam
There are many fine stories here that deserve several readings to get all of the "goodie"! Fine literature AND enjoyable!Published 4 months ago by frequent reader
An interesting collection of diverse stories by a variety of authors. This is the fourth year that our book group has chosen "The "Best American Short Stories," and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by flip wingrove
There were some pretty awesome stories in The Best American Short Stories 2012. I just wish they were all as good. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Billie Pritchett
Not much to say as my reading of this series tends to follow the same trajectory more often than not. I enjoyed a few and many were not my cup of tea. Read morePublished 6 months ago by JeriWB
Enjoyed reading all the short stories. I have seen or heard the Author before. East Read for the summer and take to the Beach.Published 9 months ago by Mimi
In contrast to the 2013 edition that followed it, The Best American Short Stories 2012 was far, far superior. Read morePublished 9 months ago by garythegrim
If you love short stories, this annual collection is a must-read! This collection has great old-fashioned stories, more modern ones, and a few that really push the envelope for the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by M