Dictionary Stories

Very short stories composed entirely of example sentences from the dictionary.

Early Reviews: Kirkus/Booklist/Publisher's Weekly

With just over a month to go before the US release of Dictionary Stories, we have three monumentally flattering reviews already in our pocket, from Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and Publisher's weekly. 

Kirkus calls the book "a fabulist remix of the English language and a tribute to clever lexicographers everywhere," and that its stories are "wickedly short but exquisitely rendered."

Booklist says Dictionary Stories is "playful and rare," and "the opposite of the 'titanic tower of garbage' that Burrows confesses to worrying it might be."

Finally, a starred Publishers Weekly review says "What sounds like mere novelty turns out to be a revelation in Burrows’ hands," and calls the book "a joyful celebration of idiosyncrasy and invention." 

Underlined words are those responsible for each example sentence.