Monday, August 12, 2019

The Conspirators: A Tribute to Jorge Luis Borges

This is a collection of fourteen pieces, written in tribute to Jorge Luis Borges, and edited by Alcebiades Diniz Miguel, who also contributed one of the fourteen pieces.  Other notable authors include Rhys Hughes, Mark Valentine and John Howard (in collaboration), Justin Isis, Jonathan Wood, Brednan Connell, D.P. Watt, Adam Cantwell and Eric Stener Carlson.

The bulk of the stories are good to excellent. Only one, the opening tale by Rhys Hughes, did I find labored and dull. The best story was that by D.P. Watt (a writer new to me), together with the bookish tale by Mark Valentine and John Howard. Most are openly Borgesian in nature, some more so than others.  In all a good read and a good tribute. 

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