Review: The Shell Collector


The Shell Collector
The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an amazing experience! While on vacation, I ducked into a used book store and somehow this little gem stood out for me. I picked it up for two dollars and cracked it open. The first two stories, The Shell Collector and The Hunter’s Wife blew me away. I Googled the author (on April 23rd to be precise) and found out that Anthony Doerr had won a Pulitzer price for another work ( All the Light We Cannot See) only two days before. I was floored! I finished the book, delighting in the remaining stories, and went straight to the library to check out his other works. This debut collection will haunt me for a long time. They drip of lush travel experience, despite going far deeper than mere travel journals. I am so happy to have discovered this author and look forward to reading his more recent works!

Victor A. Davis has always loved reading and writing short stories. He is an avid hiker and even when away from the world of laptops and wifi, keeps a pocket paperback and a handwritten journal to keep him company on trail. He is the author of two short story collections, Grains of Sand and The Gingerbread Collection. Join his Mailing List for special announcements about upcoming works.