Monday, January 14, 2013

Reader's Diary #934- Brian Bwesigye: Everything to Hide

Brian Bwesigye's short story "Everything to Hide" is about a boy having a really rotten day that just keeps getting worse. (A "when it rains, it pours" story.)

Despite that, there's a trace of humour underneath it all and though this reader felt sympathy for the character, it was hard sometimes to suppress a smile. Like when someone you love slips or walks into a door. You giggle your way through asking if they're okay.

The story is short, perhaps a bit too short, and the plot is thin, perhaps a bit too thin, but there's a charm in the telling that makes me curious to read more of Bwesigye's writing.

1 comment:

Loni said...

Something described as similar to "Like when someone you love slips or walks into a door. You giggle your way through asking if they're okay." has me interested.

I'm not sure what I think of the story I read this week:
http://loniseye.blogspot.ca/2013/01/seal-by-kathryn-kuitenbrouwer.html