Overall this is a must read if you like the short-story genre.
This engaging twenty story collection from one of the best authors of the short format includes seven new tales and sixteen entries from his previous anthologies.
For all the surprises, literary flourishes and knack for telling an astonishing story simply, Baxter is at his best.
These stories are brilliantly intellectual, but they don't have an ending. Every one left me hanging wondering what happened. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. Solomon
I have only recently encountered Charles Baxter in The New York Review of Books, Gryphon then obtained from the library. Read morePublished 2 months ago by chezlouise
These are great stories and very enjoyable. Some are somewhat traditional, and a few break new ground and really tease the reader.Published 14 months ago by JC
This collection was superb. Charles Baxter was in Kansas City, Missouri and I saw him read at the Kansas City Public Library Writer's at Work series. Read morePublished 18 months ago by julie e.
Charles Baxter is known as one of the best contemporary short story writers and it was no surprise that his recent collection, "Gryphon," was named a NY Times Notable Book of 2011. Read morePublished on March 23, 2012 by Joseph Landes
A rule writers know: Never start something by having your character wake up in bed. The only thing worse would be to open with "It was a dark and stormy night. Read morePublished on June 28, 2011 by Rett01
There are 23 stories in a new collection by Charles Baxter, one of which shares the title, Gryphon. The sheer variety and diversity in these stories is commendable, and they share... Read morePublished on May 8, 2011 by Stephen T. Hopkins
This engaging twenty story collection from one of the best authors of the short format includes seven new tales and sixteen entries from his previous anthologies. Read morePublished on January 26, 2011 by Harriet Klausner