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The Evil B.B. Chow and Other Stories - Steve Almond
The Evil B.B. Chow and Other Stories
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Steve Almond, the man whose candy jones fueled the bestseller Candyfreak, returns with a collection of stories that both seals his reputation as a master of the modern form and risks getting him arrested. The cast of characters in The Evil B.B. Chow and Other Stories includes a wealthy family... show more
Steve Almond, the man whose candy jones fueled the bestseller Candyfreak, returns with a collection of stories that both seals his reputation as a master of the modern form and risks getting him arrested. The cast of characters in The Evil B.B. Chow and Other Stories includes a wealthy family certain they have been abducted by space aliens, a sexy magazine editor who falls for a worldclass cad, and a beleaguered dentist who refuses to read his best friend’s novel. Michael Jackson and Abraham Lincoln make cameos, as do a variety of desperate and beautiful loonies, all of whom are laid bare, often literally. In these twelve stories, Almond refuses to let his characters off the hook, or to abandon them, until we have seen the full measure of ourselves within their struggle.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781565125292 (1565125290)
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages no: 233
Edition language: English
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Monkeypanic
Monkeypanic rated it
4.0 The Evil B.B. Chow and Other Stories
I don't know whether the stories in this collection just got better towards the end, or whether Steve Almond's style grew on me. It would be interersting to know who decided the B.B. Chow story should be the title- it isn't the best story here by a long shot. That distinction would go to I Am as I A...
varoberts
varoberts rated it
3.0 The Evil B.B. Chow and Other Stories
Almost gave this one four stars, but a few of the stories fell flat at the end. The last story entitled "skull," reminded me of why I love Steve Almond. I couldn't possibly explain what it is about without being arrested for obscenity, but read it yourself and you'll find out.
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