Barcelona Plates by Alexei Sayle

Reading time: ~1 minute

Barcelona PlatesBarcelona Plates by Alexei Sayle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my favourite of Sayles books that I have read. In fact I craved that he returned to the short story format when reading his novels as I feel he has a real talent for short stories. The snapshots he is able to convey are entirely free of the desperate need for plot and character that his novels have and instead can be as eccentric as his comedy. I expect his publisher wanted novels as the short story format doesn't have traction these days in the market, which is a shame as I feel it suits Sayle's talents and grip on the madness of the world.