Cold snap – Thom Jones. This collection of short fiction is another pulled from my the abandoned books from my apartment’s previous tenant and it’s a beaut. The stories are richly imagined and the characters vibrant, even though they only ‘live’ for a handful of pages. Each story is a contemporary look at a different person and their life, focusing strongly on their backgrounds and habits. Sometimes the characters seem a bit stereotyped, in particular an aborigine surfer whose language is fair peppered with Australiana to a degree that even the punctuation seems antipodean. Strewth. All in all a good read and great for twenty minute periods that need handy filler.