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MOBASHAR QURESHI was named one of the ten rising Canadian mystery writers to watch by Quill & Quire Magazine in 2007. He was born in Benin City, Nigeria in 1978. When he was young he lived briefly in Karachi, Pakistan. He now lives in Toronto, Canada. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Economics.
on July 22, 2012 :
Another excellent book by one of favorite new author's. Mobashar Qureshi's books have not only been extremely readable but all of them very different and this one is no exception. To me of these stories are all about the decisions being made, either good or bad. Really enjoyed reading it and was a nice way to spend and afternoon in the sun.
(reviewed 12 months after purchase)
on July 03, 2012 :
I really enjoyed this collection of stories. I thought the title of one of the stories, "A Mish Mash of Fiction," would have been an even better title for the book. Some of the stories ended a bit abruptly, but many made me chuckle and had great feel to them.
(reviewed 30 days after purchase)
on Nov. 04, 2011 :
I felt like the stories were very skeletal and required a good deal of fleshing out. The characters were not developed enough and some of the details detracted from the story - for example, in Corner Store, the mention of the vengeful ex-boyfriend leads the audience to think that something is going to happen with that, and yet nothing does. It is an unnecessary dangler. In more than one story, I noticed a tendency to change back and forth between tenses. The stories as a whole read more as first or second drafts rather than finished works. There is definitely promise in all of them, though. I particularly enjoyed Mish-Mash Fiction, which I thought was very original and witty. I would like to see them all fleshed out more, and then I think it could be a terrific read
(reviewed 56 days after purchase)
on Oct. 01, 2011 :
I really enjoyed the collection of stories in this book. Each story, while becoming a bit predictable, followed the short story building "formula" so well that I read a few to my lower reading classes and used them as a teaching tools. When ninth grade English students who can usually care less ask to hear another story, you know you have a winner. This collection is a winner in my humble opinion.
(reviewed 42 days after purchase)
on Sep. 12, 2011 :
This is a book of ten short stories. The stories are decently done however they get a little predictable after a few. A nice quick read but no story really "stands out"
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)