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Old 08-24-06, 10:54 PM   #26
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Jeffrey Archer has a collection of short stories titled A Twist in the Tale. But all of them are included in the release of his Collection of Short Stories. Many of them are enjoyable even w/o the twist at the end so you may just want to pick it up. Probably find it used on ebay or half.com
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Old 08-25-06, 05:09 PM   #27
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Jeffrey Archer has a collection of short stories titled A Twist in the Tale. But all of them are included in the release of his Collection of Short Stories. Many of them are enjoyable even w/o the twist at the end so you may just want to pick it up. Probably find it used on ebay or half.com
I just picked up his short story collection, really diggin it so far. More then that I'm completly shocked that a book by a "new youk times best selling author" is actually a good read.

And thanks everyone for adding to this, I've got some reading ahead of me...
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Old 08-25-06, 06:52 PM   #28
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For literary fiction with twist endings, you can't do much better than this anthology:

The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0618012710
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http://ftp.ev1.net/~homeville/msf/t87.htm#A1352
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Old 01-02-07, 05:00 PM   #29
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"After 20 Years" by O Henry had a twist ending, and remains one of my Top 10 non-Stephen King short stories.
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Old 01-03-07, 10:38 AM   #30
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Speaking of O. Henry, this book is great: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...60781227&itm=1 (published by Barnes & Noble, so it's cheap, but at nearly 1500 pages, it's the most complete edition of O. Henry's fiction, and is a surprisingly sturdy and readable tome). Highly recommended. Also, the Poe book from the same series.
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Old 01-09-07, 02:40 PM   #31
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Anything by Phillip K. Dick.
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Old 01-09-07, 05:43 PM   #32
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The OP asked for short stories and I guess Lafayette Ron Hubbard's "Fear", from back in 1940, qualifies. It is a long short story and certainly shorter than a novel!
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Old 01-11-08, 11:26 PM   #33
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Jeffrey Archer has a (relatively) new release called Cat of Nine Tales which is a collection of a dozen short stories. I've read about half of them so far and they are pretty good. About 9 of the twelve he picked up during his prison stint.
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