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Stranger Things Happen: Stories

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2004

    Dreamy and smart and beautiful...

    Kelly Link makes everything magical. Her words have lived inside my head since the day I opened this book. I don't care if you're a half-dead tweaker or a Head of State in a facist regime or a normal person who's just looking for something that'll make a plane ride less cramped and smelly...this is your book. It's for you. Waiting right here. The stories are spectacular in their breadth and their whimsy and their wonder. And then you can come back and re-read them, and they've changed a little, because you've changed a little...and the reading process becomes so pleasant and sublime that the other books on your shelves are going to get jealous.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2001

    Wow!

    All eleven short stories here are crackers. Anyone who¿s a fan of Alice Munro, Carol Emshwiller, Lorrie Moore, Peter Straub, or just a well-written short story needs to check out this collection. Some of the stories have been published before, I saw one in Fence Magazine, and maybe online too, but it is well worth seeing them all in one place. And look at that cover!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    LOVED IT!

    I read one of Link's stories in my American Lit class and I liked it so much I had to read more. Water off a Black Dog's Back and The Specialist's Hat were my favorites of this collection.

    I just feel like Link has that something more in her writing that really absorbs you. Some people might hesitate because of her use of magical realism...you think that the magic realism will be trite, but by the time it is introduced into the story you are so absorbed that your reaction ends up being something along the lines of: a living hat with rows of real teeth - of course, wouldn't have it any other way.

    Read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2002

    wonderful

    This is simply wonderful. Imaginative and fun, creative, spooky and surprising are all words to describe Kelly Link's writing. It's better than a barrel of monkeys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2001

    One of the finest short story writers working today!

    This is simply a gem of a collection. Anyone who enjoys contemporary short fiction and appreciates prose that can cut glass should buy this book. Kelly Link is as good as it gets.

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