The short story is an imploding universe. It has all the boil of energy inside it. A novel has shrapnel going all over the place. You can have a mistake in a novel. A short story has to be perfect.Goodreads.com. (2020). Colum McCann Quotes (Author of Let the Great World Spin). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/14080.Colum_McCann [Accessed 29 Feb. 2020].