Remind Me to Murder You Later

Remind Me to Murder You Later

by James Finney Boylan, Jennifer Finney Boylan
     
 

In twenty stories that mix comedy and horror, fact and fantasy, James Boylan pursues the absurd, the grotesque, and the surreal with a relentless, deadpan logic.  See more details below

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In twenty stories that mix comedy and horror, fact and fantasy, James Boylan pursues the absurd, the grotesque, and the surreal with a relentless, deadpan logic.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``Remind me to murder you later'' is an epithet muttered by none other than ``top Stooge'' Moe Howard, and he's but one of the many surprising characters in this collection of distinctive stories. In them, Boylan vividly displays his personaand we see all sides of it. In ``Aloe,'' Boylan is as biting as Woody Allen in his New Yorker pieces. In ``Final Exam,'' he's funny with a knowing wink. The ``Gissix Project'' evokes ``blacker'' humor, and ``The String'' is splendidly wistful. Strongest and, perhaps, best of all is ``Bride of Frankenstein,'' a story that portrays human sorrow with striking power. A few other renditions of this theme don't ring quite as clearly, but Boylan's imaginative stories truly represent writing ``at the limit.'' (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801837289
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1977
Series:
Johns Hopkins Poetry and Fiction Ser.
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.47(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.73(d)

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