Saturday 23 June 2012

The Kiss by Peter Goldsworthy - Book Review

Title: The Kiss
Author: Peter Goldsworthy
Publisher: E-Penguin
Publication Date: 16th May 2012
Pages: 22
Format: E-Book - EPUB
Genre: Literary Fiction / Short Story
Source: ARC via NetGalley
A short shot of brilliant storytelling - one of the most celebrated modern Australian short stories is now available to read by itself, wherever you are.

Drunk, restless and excited, Kenny and Tom decide to continue their night with a swim in the local water tank. At first exuberant and elated, the teenagers' adventure takes a terrifying turn when they realise they are trapped in the tank with no way out.

Dark and gripping, Peter Goldsworthy's The Kiss is a classic Australian short story from one of our masters of the form.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

This is a very interesting short story in that it makes this sudden twist which is unexpected and shocking.
Starting as an average conversation between two teen boys, the story goes on to pose the question: what lengths would you go to in order to survive?

Though only a few pages long, this is a gripping tale and one that will definitely stay with you.

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