Authenticity, a defining characteristic of this collection, is at times so stark that one is moved to avert their glance in an effort to assuage the impact of what is surely to follow. It's as if the writer pulls the reader into a dark corner and then, in a few clipped sentences, unloads the torment that for most of us words fail. Thurber insists on exacting a brief recompense from language . . . and memorably achieves it in Nickel Fictions.
— Dennis Must, Novelist