Sawn-Off Tales

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  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • Sawn-Off Tales
  • David Gaffney
  • English
  • 13 October 2019
  • 9781844712922

10 thoughts on “Sawn-Off Tales

  1. says:

    My first taste of 'Flash Fiction'; complete short stories in around 200 words. David Gaffney is apparently the master of this genre. Some are amazing; complex characters, themes and plot lines with careful crafting and tension, and with 'killer' endings. But, I've either missed something or most are pretty inconsequential. Reminds me of the 'mini sagas' but longer. Give me an 800 page Victorian classic any day, with plenty of chocolate.

  2. says:

    Gaffney’s short flash pieces meander between the brilliant and the banal, and whilst he is undoubtedly a talented creator of short fiction, some of the stories felt as if they’d been created as space fillers. That said, the stronger pieces are well worth the investment.

  3. says:

    Hilarious, shocked, addictive

    A multitude of entertaining tiny stories from David Gaffney. Once started, impossible to put down. Five stars, all round excellent.

  4. says:

    A pick and mix of flash fiction. Well crafted but perhaps limited by the format.

  5. says:

    Sawn Off Tales appear to be short stories which offer a form of snapshot. However as the title of the collection suggests, rather than giving the reader a posed and contrived instance, they are violently abbreviated and unexpectedly truncated. The real treat with Sawn Off Tales is that whilst this is the case, each tale does have a feeling of completeness, even if it is merely the recounting of an impulse, an emotion or the most wistful of memories.

    While the highly abbreviated nature of the collection (it takes less than 40 minutes to read in total) may irk some readers, what really impresses is that the majority of the stories incorporate some form of twist at the end. Upon the delivery of this `punchline' in many cases the previous content of the fable is revisited in a new light. This approach means that Gaffney manages to create layers and depths in paragraphs which many struggle to achieve in volumes. The term `punchline' for the revelation at the end of many of the stories may also be appropriate due to the humorous content of Sawn Off Tales.

    I felt largely sympathetic to the majority of dysfunctional and seemingly disconnected characters in Sawn Off Tales. Not necessarily the luckiest, most successful or even the most stable members of society, they are delivered with such a degree of pathos and humour that the viewer embraces them with affection despite their (often alarming) faults in a way that avoids patronising the protagonists.

    The tale of the man who collects the smiley potato shapes from his meals right up until the call of the health inspector, succeeds in making the reader both laugh at and sympathise with the character in spite of the discomfort at the underlying darkness of the mood.

  6. says:

    The book started off very well, I was actually amazed at how skillful the author was to make work those ultra-short stories. I was very inspired also and was eager even to try myself in flash fiction genre. However the more stories from the book I read, the less enthusiastically I became.

    Closer to the end I couldn't wait but finish the book as soon as possible. I really liked only a few stories, some were curious, most didn't make me feel anything at all. I admit that probably I didn't understand some of those "bad" ones, probably they were too English for me or I just don't know some local specifics.

    I give the book 3 stars instead of 2, as I wanted initially, only because it was unusual and sort of entertaining to figure out what's each story is about. Each of them is a true puzzle, sometimes it was hard to make sense of a story at all until I finished reading it!

  7. says:


    This collection includes 59 stories. My favorites:

    “Intimate Zone” ✭✭✭½
    “We Like It Here” ✭✭✭½
    “Light Lunch” ✭✭✭½
    “With Tongues” ✭✭✭½
    “Kick Inside” ✭✭✭½
    “The Funny Way I Feel Inside” ✭✭✭½
    “Doctor Logic” ✭✭✭½

    All stories published 2006.

  8. says:

    I read these 58 short short stories (most only a page and a bit in length) in four sittings. I thought the novelty of the form might wear thin or the stories would blur into each other. But they remained distinct, imaginatively engaging and unpacking (or semi-unpacking) a greater depth of story than their meagre length might suggest. I read a review that said this was a hit and miss collection. I saw them mainly as hits - poignant, wry or surreal - but with a few that really packed a punch. I think this is a set of stories I will go back to repeatedly. Sawn-off but neatly so.

  9. says:

    Gaffney shows he is a master of the flash fiction form with this wonderful collection. I bought this book a couple of years ago and picked it up last night on Day 2 of caffeine withdrawal because I couldn't concentrate on a novel. These are humorous stories contemporary British life and people's idiosyncrasies so perceptive about that they consistently make you feel uncomfortable. I love how he waltzers idioms into preposterous tales that are, at the same time, recognisable. A perfect book to read when you have a short attention span, or on any other occasion come to that.

  10. says:

    Hmmm, a bit of a curate's egg this one. If you like John Hegley you'll notice a lot of similarities: They feel like poems in length and rhythm, and deal in the minutae of everyday life in a wry and whimsical way. Sometimes it worked really well, like snatches of half-heard drunken conversations in the pub, but most were like half-heard boring conversations in the Post Office.

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