...a taut collection of flash fictions that are often beautiful but impenetrable, structured like little riddles to unspool. While it is easy to compare Williams’s work to that of Lydia Davis, another expert writer of absurdist shorts, this collection stands in its own category as defiantly whimsical and weird.
Although Williams' stories are short, they are always discomfiting. A lesser writer might not be able to pull off this wondrous mix of intensity, silliness and despair ... Her work is certainly odd, but it's also poetic, passionate, and precisely crafted. Her strange voices linger in the mind.
The whip-quick snapshots in Diane Williams's Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine pack a sizable punch; to read is to tread unstable ground. Discomfitingly and devastatingly funny, Williams upends the mundane, the painful, and the unusual, resulting—much in the way an art teacher might ask her class to copy a photograph upside-down—in precision and clarity.