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Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day - Ben Loory
Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day
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"Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day is that rare find--a book that excites the reader. These tales are hilarious and vertiginous in the calmly absurd manner of Lydia Davis, Jack Handey and Etgar Keret. With his first book, Ben Loory proves he's already a master of the sleight of hand."... show more
"Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day is that rare find--a book that excites the reader. These tales are hilarious and vertiginous in the calmly absurd manner of Lydia Davis, Jack Handey and Etgar Keret. With his first book, Ben Loory proves he's already a master of the sleight of hand." -Stewart O'Nan, author of A Prayer for the DyingLoory's collection of wry and witty, dark and perilous contemporary fables is populated by people--and monsters and trees and jocular octopi--who are motivated by the same fears and desires that isolate and unite us all. In this singular universe, televisions talk (and sometimes sing), animals live in small apartments where their nephews visit from the sea, and men and women and boys and girls fall down wells and fly through space and find love on Ferris wheels. In a voice full of fable, myth, and dream, Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day draws us into a world of delightfully wicked recognitions, and introduces us to a writer of uncommon talent and imagination.Contains the story "The Duck," as heard on NPR's This American Life, and "The TV," as published in The New Yorker."This guy can write!" -Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143119500 (0143119508)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 210
Edition language: English
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Grimlock ♥ Vision
Grimlock ♥ Vision rated it
4.0 No idea how to categorize this book
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
4.0 Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day
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 ...
dearmfield
dearmfield rated it
4.0 Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day
40 pieces of Flash Fiction that has enough twist and turns to upset a big wheel. As you read about; books of life, paths that lead to death, a magic pig, Bigfoot and much more.I read a few of these to my older two daughters, they listened with all ears. Including "The Octopus" which kinda reminds me...
nobodhi
nobodhi rated it
4.0 Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day
improvisatory and minimalist yet often penetrative & durable. the story of the octopus for instance is now a favorite.
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
I've finished reading only the first part then I have to return it the library. It's fine though because I know I'll hunt this book down and own it for myself and nobody will be allowed to borrow it.Is it that wonderful, you asked? Well, these rambling marvelous stories reminded me of my most loved ...
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