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Scouting for the Reaper - Jacob M. Appel
Scouting for the Reaper
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Each of the characters in Scouting for the Reaper faces an unanticipated challenge: transporting a truckload of penguins across the country, arranging a proper Jewish burial for the remains of Gregor Samsa, selling tombstones dressed as a Girl Scout. These stories explore the domestic and... show more
Each of the characters in Scouting for the Reaper faces an unanticipated challenge: transporting a truckload of penguins across the country, arranging a proper Jewish burial for the remains of Gregor Samsa, selling tombstones dressed as a Girl Scout. These stories explore the domestic and professional adventures of people in over their heads, while leavening their struggles with humor.Jacob M. Appel is the author of more than two hundred published short stories and is a past winner of the Boston Review Short Fiction Competition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781937854959 (1937854957)
Publisher: Black Lawrence Press
Pages no: 210
Edition language: English
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Oh My Aslan
Oh My Aslan rated it
I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This was another solid collection of short stories by Appel and I enjoyed all of the stories. Once again I loved how creative the stories were and how interesting the characters were. I don't know how he comes up wit...
msleighm books
msleighm books rated it
5.0
This book was a generous gift from an unknown author. I am terribly remiss in taking so long to get my review up. When the book arrived I was in the midst of an eclectic group of books, including a collection of short stories by Stephen King. Usually I would wait and not mix two books of short st...
Terry's Book Reviews, News and Author Interviews
Terry's Book Reviews, News and Author Interviews rated it
4.0
This is a wonderful collection of stories...Pace yourself - these are to be savored, not devoured for full enjoyment.Jacob Appel has successfully managed to capture a variety of voices in this collection, a wide range of ages, male and female, from different walks of life. With the stroke of a pen (...
Just a book blog
Just a book blog rated it
5.0 Scouting for the Reaper
A well-written collection of eight short stories.Choose Your Own Genetics - A smart teenager finds out about her family after she does a science experiment (several times).Creve Coeur - A man who runs a lighting store gets a surprise when his ex-fiancée's stepdaughter shows up telling him that her s...
So many books so little time
So many books so little time rated it
4.0 Scouting the Reaper by Jacob M. Appel
I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway First lets talk about the cover and spine...It seems to be kind of random and I do not know who thought it was nice to put a roach on the spine....I kept thinking it was real whenever I was walking past my shelves but overall it is very intriguing and...
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