My rating: 5 out of 5
Saul Bellow’s The Silver Dish has been on my to-read list for at least a year. Ethan Canin, a guest on Brian Koppelman’s The Moment podcast, praised it so heavily that it seemed rude not to give it a shot. It’s just a shame it took so long to get to the top of the list. This is story telling that demonstrates why Bellow won the Nobel Prize for Literature – expansive in theme and characterisation, quirky and nuanced, everything a short story needs!