May 07, 2008
Grifters & Swindlers
I just finished my first non-fiction book in a while - a short stories collection called "Grifters & Swindlers" Edited by Cynthia Manson. I love Grifter stories. One of my favorite authors is O.Henry, a turn-of-the-century(20th) author who wrote short stories. He had a whole book with grifter tales in it as well, although the title escapes me at the moment. The stories in this book were pretty see-through, not much room for a deep twist and turn in a short story at all. However, if you like light reading and want a good variety of short con and long con stories, you might want to pick up the book. I got mine at a used book store.