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The Syllabus of Errors is a story seuence a mixture of contemporary and historical episodes A cast of loners and romantics explore how our anxious present is mirrored in the uncertainties of the inter war period with its crashes and crises Ultimately it conveys a coded warning from history about what can come to fill I ve had this collection a while I finished it sometime ago and yet despite that distance between reading and reviewing I ve found that the characters and stories continue to li

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The Syllabus of Errors

The void when universally accepted notions of democracy and liberal capitalism are being uestioned as nowThe restless and rootless characters dream of idealized cities or moments in the personal or historical past which they feel could offer their escape Historically Sally Bowles and Fritz Lang's M join hands in Wei From the first few pages you know you re being well guided through these connected worlds Some of these are juicey peaches Others are suashed bananas The title story and I remem

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Mar Berlin a faceless soldier wanders through a war torn city looking for his lost love an artist high on modernism gets caught up in a political assassination in Fascist Italy Personally they dream of capturing that unfulfilled promise that missed perfect kiss that unresolved moment that thing that should have lived According to the blurb The Syllabus of Errors features a cast of loners and romantics trapped in the upheavals of the period between the world wars and tries to convey


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  1. says:

    fascinating and impressive collection by a bloke I met once at a party many years ago and who now edits the very good Unthology series As the introduction says an introduction To a debut collection these ring with 'mitteleuropean' references they are set in Rome Paris Berlin as well as present day UK they reference the We

  2. says:

    I've had this collection a while I finished it sometime ago and yet despite that distance between reading and reviewing I've found that the characters and stories continue to live with meAshley Stokes has managed to compress engaging lives into the confines of the short story and in doing so has created a very powerful collection of talesThes

  3. says:

    I am so glad I read this book of stories Stunningly stylish writing Memorable characters and settings Brilliant wit and a kind of fearlessness The title story was one of the funniest I've ever read The opening story was utterly gripping in its intensity it left me breathless Each story has its delights and its surprises They linger with you

  4. says:

    I have seen people comment on how this seuence of stories needed to be savoured and considered and that’s definitely true There are layers within each of these stories and connections that create a fascinating latticework of ideas theme time and character My favourite moments in the collection were those that most clearly explore

  5. says:

    From the first few pages you know you're being well guided through these connected worlds Some of these are juicey peaches Others are suashed bananas The title story and I remember nothing are perfectly formed and have stayed with me A short film about a short film is a film script which is overcome by its copious footnotes The Prettiest Girl in Berlin is a horrifying ramble through a war zone Some of this is confusing

  6. says:

    I’m a greedy reader If I’m enjoying a novel short story or memoir I’ve a tendency to devour but there are works that demand to be savoured to be read slowly carefully given serious thought They’re so rich that gobbling is r

  7. says:

    The Syllabus of Errors is a collection of very intelligently written short stories The details in the stories we

  8. says:

    According to the blurb The Syllabus of Errors features ‘a cast of loners and romantics trapped in the upheavals of the pe

  9. says:

    Andre van Loon A common narrative in the stories is that of the young man waiting to meet the girl he is interested in only for her not to turn up or to reject him when they do meet The wait makes up the narrative the way in which the young man moves through a world in which the young woman will not want him The people that impinge on his consciousness during this anxious time are the grotesues The decisiveness that eludes the loner is seen

  10. says:

    We selected this title for our dozen strong book club under an initiative to cover short stories Only two of us st

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