Tales to Read Before the End of the World: A Short Story Collection Exploring the Absurd [NOOK Book]

Overview

This is a collection of short stories exploring the absurd.

Most of the short stories contained within this book revolve around central themes. "Everything Changes" is about the vanity of the human condition. "Faking It" takes aim at the absurdity of modern society. And "Beale Street Blues" explores the breakdown of communication within a relationship. These three themes are continuously prodded while the reader attempts to understand them.

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Tales to Read Before the End of the World: A Short Story Collection Exploring the Absurd

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Overview

This is a collection of short stories exploring the absurd.

Most of the short stories contained within this book revolve around central themes. "Everything Changes" is about the vanity of the human condition. "Faking It" takes aim at the absurdity of modern society. And "Beale Street Blues" explores the breakdown of communication within a relationship. These three themes are continuously prodded while the reader attempts to understand them.

The exceptions are "Ascension" and "The Worst Date Ever".

"Ascension" is piece of historical fiction, based in Ancient Egypt. And while it doesn't explore the absurdity of modern society, it does exploit some of the absurd notions of even our greatest ancient civilizations.

"The Worst Date Ever" takes everything terrifying and horrendous about the world of dating and combines them into a comedy of errors.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045135078
  • Publisher: Hadena James
  • Publication date: 12/5/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 148,373
  • File size: 416 KB

Meet the Author

Hadena James began writing at the age of eight. As a teenager, she had several short stories published in literary magazines. She completed writing her first novel at the age of 17.Hadena graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in European History with minors in German and Russian studies. She has always wanted to be a writer so she also took several classes in creative writing.Hadena’s primary literary genre is action/thriller. She currently writes two series, both use action/thriller. “The Brenna Strachan Series” uses fantasy and the “Dreams & Reality Series” uses murder mystery as its secondary genre. She continues to explore and expand her writing and hopes to soon produce a comedic action/thriller.When she isn’t busy writing or running her business, Hadena enjoys playing in a steel-tip dart league. She also loves to travel throughout North America and Europe. Her favorite cities are Chicago, Illinois and Berlin, Germany. She is an avid reader, reading everything from the classics like Jane Austen to modern writers like Terry Pratchett. One of her all-time favorite books is “Good Omens” by Neil Gaimen and Terry Pratchett. She writes all of her books while listening to music and the bands tend to get “honorable mentions” within the pages.facebook.com/hadenajameshadenajames.wordpress.com
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  • Anonymous

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    Good stories.

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  • Posted February 21, 2013

    There is a good mix of stories here.  The revenge story "Ev

    There is a good mix of stories here.  The revenge story "Everything Changes" and the humorous story "The Worst Date Ever" were my favorite.  "Ascension" is good, but you have to like historical fiction.  Most of the stories can be read in a less than 30 minutes, so it is a good light read when you have a break.

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