Stranger Things Happen

Stranger Things Happen

by Kelly Link
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Stranger Things Happen 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read one of Link's stories in my American Lit class and I liked it so much I had to read more. Water off a Black Dog's Back and The Specialist's Hat were my favorites of this collection. I just feel like Link has that something more in her writing that really absorbs you. Some people might hesitate because of her use of magical realism...you think that the magic realism will be trite, but by the time it is introduced into the story you are so absorbed that your reaction ends up being something along the lines of: a living hat with rows of real teeth - of course, wouldn't have it any other way. Read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All eleven short stories here are crackers. Anyone who¿s a fan of Alice Munro, Carol Emshwiller, Lorrie Moore, Peter Straub, or just a well-written short story needs to check out this collection. Some of the stories have been published before, I saw one in Fence Magazine, and maybe online too, but it is well worth seeing them all in one place. And look at that cover!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kelly Link is my favorite short story writer in the business right now. She's got a great sense of humor, a wonderful imagination, and genuine story telling skill. It's not literature but it's not empty escapism either. If you like fantasy, you'll like Kelly Link.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Kelly Link makes everything magical. Her words have lived inside my head since the day I opened this book. I don't care if you're a half-dead tweaker or a Head of State in a facist regime or a normal person who's just looking for something that'll make a plane ride less cramped and smelly...this is your book. It's for you. Waiting right here. The stories are spectacular in their breadth and their whimsy and their wonder. And then you can come back and re-read them, and they've changed a little, because you've changed a little...and the reading process becomes so pleasant and sublime that the other books on your shelves are going to get jealous.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is simply wonderful. Imaginative and fun, creative, spooky and surprising are all words to describe Kelly Link's writing. It's better than a barrel of monkeys.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is simply a gem of a collection. Anyone who enjoys contemporary short fiction and appreciates prose that can cut glass should buy this book. Kelly Link is as good as it gets.
Debrow More than 1 year ago
COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME. I FELT LIKE I WAS READING WORKS OF AN INSANE PERSON
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The paranormal and were fllawed and gave several examples to damn with faint praise but was an author to watch for the revuew was as detailed as dear HH who seems no longer with us since 2012 always read editorials, reviews and take a sample but with reservation as taste and human nature differ page counter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love short stories and am very ecclectic in the kinds of stories I like. When I heard about this on National Public Radio, I thought it would be a great book for the long flight to Australia. It was very disappointing. The stories would start out with an interesting style and premise and then just go nowhere. My husband and daughter tried a few of the stories and were equally unimpressed. We pitched the book rather than burden anyone else with it.