Title: And Go Like This
Author: John Crowley
In: Naked City (Ellen Datlow)
Rating Out of 5: 3.5 (Liked this)
My Bookshelves: Urban fantasy
Dates read:3rd December 2019
Format: Short story
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
5th sentence, 74th page: And what about the great ones of the world, the leaders and the presidents-for-life and the field marshals and the members of parliaments and presidiums, have they really all come?
Is the world overpopulated? What do we do about it?
The cadence and pace of this short story was a bit… off for me. Sometimes I love stories which don’t follow the more traditional flow of prose and I love them. This was not one of those. There was just something about it that I really, really couldn’t get into. Which was quite disappointing because there was something in this story that I think I could love.
I do love the fact that this story seems to be about overpopulation. It’s something that is of concern to me frequently and so it was kind of fun to read something that highlights this.
I don’t actually know if this story is saying that overpopulation is bad or good. I swear there was also some racist stuff in here… as I said… the cadence of this just threw me.