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Ben Loory
Ben Loory's fables and tales have appeared in The New Yorker, on NPR's This American Life, and live at Selected Shorts. His book Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day (Penguin, 2011) was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program. He lives in Los Angeles, California. show more
Ben Loory's fables and tales have appeared in The New Yorker, on NPR's This American Life, and live at Selected Shorts. His book Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day (Penguin, 2011) was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
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theguywhoreads
theguywhoreads rated it 2 years ago
Modern day fables isn't some thing that is easy to write. The thing about writing such short stories it takes a lot of imagination to turn some thing that is like a fairy tale to some thing that suits the current modern day genre. But Tales of Falling and Flying some how, found its unique voice. And...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 4 years ago
hs This collection is not as good as the previous collection, though it does have slightly more international feel (several stories are translations). Despite the title, there is more than Greek mythology in play here as well. Perhaps because it is sadder, the term that Bernheimer us...
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it 5 years ago
Mythology seems the most likely candidate, but it's a weird, cryptic, and very modern mythology. A lot of the stories were reminiscent of Lynch's Mulholland Drive, but not in any tangible way. No, the movie, much like this collection, was so confusing that it made my stomach churn, especially on...
Gregor Xane
Gregor Xane rated it 6 years ago
The stories in this book reminded me of the works of [a:Arnold Lobel|12447|Arnold Lobel|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1201019183p2/12447.jpg] (specifically [b:Owl at Home|410009|Owl at Home|Arnold Lobel|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1347324059s/410009.jpg|1975418]), if ...
M.W. Gerard
M.W. Gerard rated it 6 years ago
Please read my full review here (after Sept 26th)
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