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Grotesque vignettes: The Body in the Mobile Library and Other Stories, by Peter Bradshaw, reviewed

Relishing the outrageous and improbable, Bradshaw treats us to stories that often rely more on twist than plot

20 April 2024

9:00 AM

20 April 2024

9:00 AM

The Body in the Mobile Library and Other Stories Peter Bradshaw

Lightning Books, pp.224, 9.99

There’s a face I found myself making again and again when reading Peter Bradshaw’s short stories, and it was not pretty: top half screwed up in incredulity; lower half slack with bovine confusion. What, my expression said, just happened?

What indeed? Bradshaw is best known as the Guardian’s chief cinema critic, but this isn’t his first foray into fiction.

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