Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

by Ben Loory
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Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This sort of book does not come around very often. You read it quickly. You don't even notice you're reading a profoundly meaningful work. Yet after you put it down, you realize its true potency. It lingers there, not in your hands but in your mind and soul. The characters are strange but familiar. Familiar in the way other people's recounted memories are familiar. The settings are as far away as other dimensions, but as close as your own mind's eye line of sight. Don't let the month go by without reading this book.
lisabeebe More than 1 year ago
These stories will stick in your head and change the way you look at ducks and trees and spoons.
ReaderOfThePack More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy a good short story collection. I am not a particularly fast reader, so short stories provide the opportunity for me to finish a story or two (or three) in one evening. When I saw the description of Ben Loory's Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day, I knew I had to read the book. Just look at that fantastic cover. The design inside the book is equally nice. As I read the first couple of stories, I began to sense Loory's style, which I might sum up as short and abrupt. Many of the stories finish out at 3-5 pages. I would finish a story and think, That's it? But what happened? Readers will often have to figure out what the ending of each story means to them. I don't always do so well with this writing style because I like closure. I am still pondering the ending of The Man Who Went to China as I write this review. With that said, there are quite a few gems in the collection. My favorites include: The Swimming Pool, The Octopus, The Duck, UFO: A Love Story, The Little Girl and the Balloon, The Afterlife is What You Leave Behind, The Tree, The House on the Cliff and The Sea and The Woman and the Basement. The Octopus is my favorite story in the collection. This is the story of an octopus who has moved to the city. His nephews, who live in the sea, come to visit him. They want to see the city, but the octopus realizes that he doesn't leave his apartment very often so he's not sure what to show them. When he drops his nephews off at the sea after their visit, he considers his current life in the city compared to his former life in the sea.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I adored this book. It was hard not to read it all up at once, so I just read a few stories each evening. This book is awesome!!
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I thought it was a very good book
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