Penguin Modern Stories

One shoved four is worth twelve at a push

Edited by Judith Burnley during 1969-1972

My previous reviews of older or classic books:

And other Penguin short stories here: and

When I read these stories, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…

3 thoughts on “Penguin Modern Stories

  1. To be read in a relatively random order…

    THE TALKING TREES by Sean O’Faolain

    A wild version of adolescent boys from the Red Abbey school who are ever on about girls and pink porpoises and sexy notions, and a girl posing in gym knickers accompanied by whose violin music? — Haydn and Seek … and a paraphernalia of a sense of something like guilt or parental influence, and sweet shops or secreting sweets for oneself instead of a gang bang? A sort of post-Just-William and his Outlaws, but with raging puberty…
    Mad and manic, and it is quite unbelievable that a story like this actually existed!
    I myself never got to enter the talking trees but got happily married instead.

  2. Pingback: Nothing But Sex | The Des Lewis Gestalt Real-Time Reviews

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s