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.
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 11 days 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 3 months ago by Trudy L. Smith
In contrast to the 2013 edition that followed it, The Best American Short Stories 2012 was far, far superior. Read morePublished 3 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 4 months ago by M
Good stories, nice mix of authors and subjects. Perfect for when you are traveling or just want a few minutes alone with your bookPublished 5 months ago by Teri Benack
I've read about 2/3 of this book, and the stories I read are very entertaining and completely worth it. I would recommend to any fan of short fiction.Published 5 months ago by jmk
I have been reading this series backwards, starting with 2013. If you like the way the series compiler writes (Tom Perrotta this year, Elizabeth Strout in 2013) you will like most... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Arlene
This is a good collection of stories. I enjoyed all of them. This explains my rating of 5 stars. I will have to try another series of "shorties".Published 6 months ago by Keith