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I'll think of a damn title later
I'll think of a damn title later rated it 6 years ago
While I'm not sure "astonishing" is the word I'd use to describe these stories (I'm reminded of Louis C.K.'s excellent bit about how hyperbole has become regular speech), I'd definitely say they are excellent. Each story is good, and I'm happy to say that the established writers deliver while the un...
Parnassus Reads
Parnassus Reads rated it 8 years ago
I generally love McSweeney's (even if I tend to have the baseless notion that Dave Eggers is slightly pretentious), and this collection of humor from McSweney's Internet Tendency is no exception. It has one of my all-time favorite McSweeney pieces: an unused audio commentary by Howard Zinn and Noam ...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it 8 years ago
For almost a decade I was looking forward to reading this -- honestly, I'm glad I didn't until recently, because 2003 Elijah would've been more disappointed than 2011 Elijah was. Getting authors to write outside of their comfort zone can be great: it can also be an interesting exercise with middling...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it 9 years ago
Fuuuuuuck, I've been almost buying this damn book for about seven years. Found for cheap at a little bookstore I wanted to support, so finally got it, and its sort-of-companion.
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altheaann rated it 9 years ago
A rather odd - but not bad - illustrated collection of short stories. The emphasis is on rather twisted tall-tale/fairytale type pieces. According to the publisher, the intended audience is "young adults first, all other adults second," - they're not children's stories, but they're mostly stories ab...
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