Saturday, October 29, 2022

Review: Duck For Cover & Other Tales: A Collection Of Short Stories by Barbara Venkataraman

 Genre: Short Story Collection


A collection of a variety of short stories described as “topical, relatable and just plain fun” that “deal with friendship, kinship and the complexities of the modern world,” among other topics.


An attorney and mediator specializing in family law, Barbara Venkataraman is also an author with a variety of different books. She’s written a series of mysteries, a few collections of short stories. She’s written non-fiction as well, with a fun book about grammar and even co-wrote a memoir with her son about his experience as a activist who helped exonerate four men falsely accused of rape in Florida in the 1940s.


A collection of fourteen short stories which average a touch less than 1,000 words each. Each story and the book as a whole definitely makes for a quick read, but it’s a good one. What I liked about the stores is that they all have a twist at the end, something you don’t see coming that is just about the opposite of where you thought the story was going, but that also makes perfect sense when you get there. Short story fans should love this one. I sure did.

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Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues.

Rating: ***** Five Stars

Reviewed by: BigAl

Approximate word count: 13-14,000 words

1 comment:

Barbara Venkataraman said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the stories! :-D