The 100 stories in this quirky collection range in length from a few sentences to a few pages. Nearly all of them have been published before individually, in numerous print and online magazines and anthologies.
Tales vary from realistic to humorous to surreal, and family-friendly to adult. Repeating themes include: people-as-animals, people losing themselves and finding themselves (and sometimes wishing they hadn't), childhood in the psychedelic seventies, reality TV, marriage, twisted religion, and of course the gotta have 'em he-done-me-wrongs. Enjoy!
|Publisher:||South Coast Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.71(d)|
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These entertaining little stories will give you a shock every time you read one. This book is perfect for a fast paced world and offers short bursts of entertainment filled with humor, surprise, and sometimes a little horror. They are wonderfully thought-provoking. Each one is vastly unique, yet they all compliment each other in a special way. Frankly, I was pleasantly and repeatedly invigorated throughout the whole book.
Carly Berg stories start with a sudden burst and as a reader you are immediately drawn in. It seems from the start that you are going to be led on a surreal sometimes disturbing journey? Ever had a conversation with your ex-husband’s shirt…? All is surprisingly plausible in these short witty stories. It is hard to decipher the motives behind these stories, the real world the author lives in, but this only makes me want to read more and more, to delve deeper into the mind of the author. Not many would write a story with the word “penis” in its title …Carly Berg shows no such restraint and we can only admire her for her audacity and wild imagination. I loved these stories brimming with eccentricity. I liked the richness of vocabulary and the choice of expression. Each story has Carly Berg’s powerful mark stamped on them. A thoroughly entertaining read.