Suddenly, a Knock on the Door Etgar Keret is a writer who emphasizes the "short" in short story, churning out delicate wisps of narrative that float by on a mixture of… Suddenly, a Knock on the Door Etgar Keret is a writer who emphasizes the "short" in short story, churning out delicate wisps of narrative that float by on a mixture of… 2012-03-27 Short Stories FSG Originals
Book Review

Suddenly, A Knock on the Door (2012)

SHORT KNOCKS Keret offers a collection of short stories that prove to be whimsical and melancholy delights
SHORT KNOCKS Keret offers a collection of short stories that prove to be whimsical and melancholy delights
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Mar 27, 2012; Writer: Etgar Keret; Genre: Short Stories; Publisher: FSG Originals

Etgar Keret is a writer who emphasizes the ''short'' in short story, churning out delicate wisps of narrative that float by on a mixture of wonder and melancholy. Many feature some kind of fantastical element — like, say, a wish-granting goldfish or a purgatory populated by the subjects of lies — but they're also grounded by Keret's humanism and gentle, O. Henry-esque irony. There's not much in Suddenly, A Knock on the Door that's too substantial, but the author's emotions and ideas are teaspooned out in undiluted, well-measured doses guaranteed to put a dopey smile on your face during those 10 or 15 minutes until your train arrives. A-

Originally posted Mar 28, 2012 Published in issue #1201 Apr 06, 2012 Order article reprints