Never Love a Gambler Never Love a Gambler is a showcase for the exceptional talents of Keith Ridgway The Times London praised his stories as flawlessly structured yarns told in lovingly crafted prose Ridgway s characters

  • Title: Never Love a Gambler
  • Author: Keith Ridgway
  • ISBN: 9780811222945
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Paperback
  • Never Love a Gambler is a showcase for the exceptional talents of Keith Ridgway The Times London praised his stories as flawlessly structured yarns told in lovingly crafted prose Ridgway s characters negotiate their way through love, madness, lust, anger, religious obsession, crime, and absence in stories told with innovative mastery brightened by fiercely vivid dialogNever Love a Gambler is a showcase for the exceptional talents of Keith Ridgway The Times London praised his stories as flawlessly structured yarns told in lovingly crafted prose Ridgway s characters negotiate their way through love, madness, lust, anger, religious obsession, crime, and absence in stories told with innovative mastery brightened by fiercely vivid dialogues Never Love a Gambler is a mental rust remover refreshing, bracing, and often violently funny.

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    2 thoughts on “Never Love a Gambler

    1. another entry in new directions' fantastic pearls series, never love a gambler features three short stories from irish novelist keith ridgway. mining territory familiar to that found in hawthorn & child, this brief collection is full of low-lit peripheries, unsavory characters, and violent crimes. each of the stories ("never love a gambler," "shame," and "ross and kinnder") appeared previously in ridgway's 2001 collection, standard time. as fond (but hardly enamored) as i was with hawthorn & [...]

    2. I'm a fan of the English and French speaking gangster world - and the short story by Keith Ridgeway "Never Love a Gambler" fits the mood as one wears a tight leather glove. The son, mom, and most of all, Mossie Russell, the cruel and almost refined gangster. The plotting of the story is not that important to me, but the setting and how the characters interact in that landscape is the real joy of reading this short story. There is a surrealist touch with the dog carrying something that was once a [...]

    3. NEVER LOVE A GAMBLER. (2014). Keith Ridgway. ****.This is a recently published collection of three short stories written and published earlier (2001) in various magazines by this Irish author. It is a tiny book, one of the series of New Directions’s “Pearls.” The three stories included are the title story, Shame, and Ross and Kinner. They are all excellent stories dealing with lives among the lower classes in Ireland, where the criminal element has taken over control. I can’t really crit [...]

    4. The third story, Ross and Kinnder, saved this little collection for me. Quirky, dark, intriguing characters.

    5. I was so confused by this slim volume of three short stories. I picked it at the library as I liked the simple cover and title and it is a small size easy to fit into purse for a book to read on my commute. I fully admit that I did not understand what was going on in the first two stories. In 'Never Love a Gambler' I was too busy trying to keep the characters straight to be able to think much about the story itself, and it was filled completely with unlikable people except for the boy. And am I [...]

    6. This quick little book of three stories filled with crime and ghosts and a preoccupation of a person's use in the world earns four stars by an average. The title story gets five: Irish as a leprechaun eating a ploughman's lunch and perfect in its arc. The other two are bold experiments in bending crime around modern literary ennui, but don't quite pack the punch of the first. I'd definitely read more by Mr. Ridgway.

    7. This felt like a weird choice for a collection to me because I wasn't quite sure that the three stories were equally interesting. Specifically the middle story seemed incomplete.

    8. Three stories. I liked the title story ok, but not the other two which were a bit more abstracting written (in a weak imitation, sort of in a Kafkaesque).

    9. How strange can crime fiction get? Ridgway pushes it to the extreme in these three stories and pulls it off with brilliance.

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