An amazing debut collection of short stories with nary a dud in the bunch.
The character development, the detail, the conflict, realistic dialogue, the themes-all the components of careful writing are here.
I read this book straight through, gripped by each unique story, and look forward eagerly to future work from this author.
I really wish more people had heard of this book and read it. I remember reading this book almost two years ago when I randomly picked it up and the stories have still stayed with... Read morePublished 5 months ago by dneel
A magnificently written collection that will grab and hold you until the end. The characters vary and the viewpoints shift widely with each perspective. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mom of Marvelous Monsters
I found every story in Coake's collection, 'We're in Trouble,' compelling and exciting. Death and its ultimate finality loom large in the background of each story in one way or... Read morePublished on October 4, 2012 by CL
Best short stories I have read in a while-- I was pointed to Coake's collection after reading Nick Hornby's comment that "when you're reading these stories, you forget to... Read morePublished on September 3, 2011 by Ceaseless reader
Reading reviews of Kevin Wilson's "Tunneling to the Center of the Earth" led through Amazon links to Christopher Coake's "We're in Trouble"..... Read morePublished on March 5, 2011 by Lon Glover
This is an excellent collection of short stories and I highly recommend them to anyone. As others have indicated, the stories are about love in different situations and different... Read morePublished on February 21, 2011 by S. Merritt
Christopher Coake's debut collection is nothing less than exceptional!
"We're in Trouble" is easily one of the top three best books of short stories I have ever read. Read more
take the phone off the hook, don't control nothing with the remote, be prepared to drag at work the next day because you absolutely won't be able to put this down until the 4:00... Read morePublished on December 3, 2008 by blues_punk
While I didn't find every story particularly gripping or insightful, for those I didn't, there is someone I know who did so there seems to be something for everyone. Read morePublished on February 20, 2008 by Timothy J. Kropp