Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules - Dorothy Parker, Sarah Vowell, Alice Munro, David Sedaris, Richard Yates, Joyce Carol Oates, Lorrie Moore, Flannery O'Connor, Amy Hempel, Akhil Sharma, Tim Johnston, Tobias Wolff, Charles Baxter, Jhumpa Lahiri, Katherine Mansfield, Jean Thompson, Frank Gannon, Jincy Willet I love David Sedaris and I went to see him live... he recommended some books to read and then I found this collection he compiled. I am not a huge fan of short stories. I like them only if the story completes itself and isn't all about symbolism and themes. A few stories I loved and some I couldn't get into (... borderline hated). If you like short stories, David Sedaris is a great author with excellent taste and I am sure this compilation will not disappoint. If not, go into it realizing it's what it is... that's what got me through it. Thankfully there were a few stories to make the book worthwhile.