Thursday, June 30, 2011

Review of "Granny Theft Auto" by T.L. Haddix, a single story in the collection "Twists and Turns"

Summary:
A collection of nine short stories resulting from the "Red Adept Reviews Twists Contest."


“Granny Theft Auto” by T.L. Haddix: A klepto-grandma steals a police car.


Review:
The summary basically says it all.  This is a cute story about a kleptomaniac grandma and her son as he tries to deal with his aging parents.  Though this story lacks "twists" and "turns," it will put a smile on your face; especially if you come from a town where everyone knows everyone.


Short stories are the perfect medium to leave things hanging so as to let the reader's imagination take over.  In all honesty, the mental image of a senile grandma blasting down the highway with cops chasing her down is hilarious.  I would have been happy if this story's conclusion had just left me with that rather than detailed description.


3.5/5 stars
Reviewed by Alain Gomez



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