Discussion Notes: Insomnia

Find this week’s story here: Insomnia by Hannah Rahimi

Next week’s story: After the Race by James Joyce

Rated: Clean

The Literary Roadhouse hosts discuss another Carve Magazine story “Insomnia” by Hannah Rahimi. Because the story is of a style we’ve come to recognize as Gerald’s favorite, he loved it. Meanwhile, Rammy thought it was decent (damning with faint praise), and he proposed the adjective “creditable,” which both Gerald and Anais thought was too harsh. Anais liked it, but wanted more. This thirst for more leads to a discussion on the trend in modern short stories, and what it does well and what it could use more of.

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