Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyIdiosyncratic stories of the mental predicaments of several Southern Californians, one an intellectual dog. (Feb.)
Library Journal - Library JournalCalifornia Gothic? Bradfield's West Coast characters are the misfits usually found in Southern Gothic. These Californians, however, are plagued with startling new obsessions. While some of them are simply out of step with humanity, others have completely lost their footing in reality. The stories are unsettling because Bradfield is such a fine writer that he makes even the most perverse character seem plausible. One recurrent theme is that as some of these bizarre people become more ``normal,'' they become less happy. Sometimes, though, the themes are so abstruse that the stories seem pointless. Bradfield is talented, but no middle ground will be found here; the reader will either adore his every word or quit reading midway through the second story.-- Dorothy Golden, Georgia Southern Univ., Statesboro
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I don't like to write reviews without criticism, but here one is: I picked up this book in a Savers Thrift Store, thinking that it looked bizarrely entertaining. So it was. It is a collection of stories of strange humor, intensity, and sorrow. If there is a writer who deserves to be in print, it is Bradfield, but alas. The society gone mad is indeed at our doorstep, not just in his stories. Publishers, take note! The thrift store crowd is listening...