Monday, December 12, 2022

Reader's Diary #2060- Shreya Ganguly: The Christmas Party

 Unfortunately, Shreya Ganguly's short story "The Christmas Party" had two strikes against it for me and I was not able to overcome these to enjoy the story. 

About someone hoping for a Christmas party that never materializes, it's largely a domestic, old-fashioned kind of story, the kind that I've never really appreciated. To me they're just boring, though that's a personal preference and not necessary a critique.

The second issue, however, was the wordiness and word choice. It felt like a high school assignment where the teacher emphasized using a lot of adjectives and a thesaurus.

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