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Eckhard Gerdes
Eckhard Gerdes is a widely published, award-winning novelist, poet and playwright whose work has been extensively anthologized and recognized. He lives in the Chicago area, where he teaches, edits the Journal of Experimental Fiction, and functions as publisher and editor of JEF Books, a press... show more

Eckhard Gerdes is a widely published, award-winning novelist, poet and playwright whose work has been extensively anthologized and recognized. He lives in the Chicago area, where he teaches, edits the Journal of Experimental Fiction, and functions as publisher and editor of JEF Books, a press devoted to the best innovative fiction in the English language. JEF Books sponsors the annual Kenneth Patchen Award for the Innovative Novel.
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Reading Room
Reading Room rated it 7 years ago
One line from the introduction to this collection, possibly, ruined the entire thing for me. “Destroy the Brothers Grimm.” The editor wanted “new stories that twisted the sterilized and cutely mouse-eared folktales of our time and returned them to darker places…” This implied to me that the edito...
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Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 9 years ago
The Bizarro Starter Kits are designed to give newcomers a nice sampling of the bizarro genre. Here are just a few of the wonders The Bizarro Starer Kit (blue) contains:The Longheads - Jordan Krall: Tommy Pingpong and his partner Jake are looking to buy some guns for a heist, all the while evade the...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it 9 years ago
Hmmm, I guess I'm not in the mood for this right now. I tried reading three different stories in this collection and just couldn't stay focused on any of them. Men in diapers and men with sexual "problems" couldn't even keep me focused. I'm surprised because I like and mostly get David Lynch, Tak...
Genosha is for lovers
Genosha is for lovers rated it 10 years ago
The book itself is not good enough for the stories within.The book is tiny, over-priced, and the cover is one of the worst I've seen (and I get a lot of self-published stuff). The cover is nothing but I turned it over and it's this huge pixilated logo for JEF. It made me feel bad for the authors b...
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