Title: The Star
Author: Alasdair Gray
Taken from the collection: Unlikely Stories, Mostly
Alasdair Gray. A name not known to me till I read his short story today. It always feels nice to explore a new writer and his stories. “The Star” by was today’s story. It is a bittersweet story of what happens when a boy finds a star in his backyard – how is he fascinated by it and what is the outcome when he goes to school with it.
The story is simply written. It has a fable like quality to it. It makes you believe in stars all over again and the power that they possess. I most certainly think that I will read more by this author. I love reading authors who keep it simple and tell it directly.