The Unfinished Novel and Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries Original)

The Unfinished Novel and Other Stories - Valerie Martin Valerie Martin's compendium of tales about artists and relationships is, unfortunately, rather uneven. Some of the tales are gripping and leave you wanting more, while others seem to slog along (particularly the title piece for the anthology). The good thing about this book is that it examines all manner of human relationships across sexual orientations, ethnicities and ages. I just wish the work had been more consistently good, because the well-written tales were delightful although they pointed up the flaws of the lesser works.