If anything's going to save the characters in Amelia Gray's debut from their troubled romances, their social improprieties, or their hands turning into claws, it's a John Mayer concert tee. In AM/PM, impish humor and cutting insight are on full display. Readers tour the lives of 23 characters... show more
If anything's going to save the characters in Amelia Gray's debut from their troubled romances, their social improprieties, or their hands turning into claws, it's a John Mayer concert tee. In AM/PM, impish humor and cutting insight are on full display. Readers tour the lives of 23 characters across 120 stories full of lizard tails, Schrödinger boxes, and volcano love. June wakes up one morning covered in seeds; Leonard falls in love with a chaise lounge; Betty insists everything except flowers are a symbol of her love for her husband; Andrew talks to his house in times of crisis. Written every morning and night for two months, these brief vignettes (50 to 100 words) recall Donald Barthelme in their whimsy and subtle yet powerful emotions. An intermittent love story as seen through a darkly comic lens, AM/PM mixes poetry and prose, humor and hubris to create a truly original work of fiction.
Publish date: 2009-08-01
Publisher: Featherproof Books
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
Mini ReviewThis was my first experience with "microfiction", and I have to say that I will be getting my hands on more of this stuff as soon as I possibly can. While at times the very short length of each story (usually a paragraph or two) bothered me and I wanted more, it was still unbelievably im...
4 stars, very reluctantly.IthinkI’veletthisauthordown.Ask me again after I’ve finished Threats: A Novel How the hell did this happen? How could I go from enjoying a book while reading it to almost total indifference now that I’ve finished it—not once, but twice, and parts of it even more than twice....
No es secreto que amo la microficción, por su curiosa belleza al decir lo justo para contar una historia pero dejarte pensando en todo lo que no se dice y rellenando los huecos en tu imaginación.No todos tienen la gracia de contar microficción que funcione, que sea memorable y no un mero ejercicio d...
My opinion is that Ms. Gray could benefit from some ritalin.
Amelia Gray makes every word count. There is no filler. It's writing on a strict diet and she packs dessert into every single sentence, paragraph, page. I want to eat her words and can't wait to read more from her. She gives the word short a whole new meaning and for this reason alone this book ...