Do You Want To Recycle But Aren T Sure How Are You Concerned That A Potential Suitor May Be A Vampire Have You Attended A Job Interview Only To Be Greeted By Hideous Telepathic Space Faring Lizardmen In Mansuits The Guide To Moral Living In Examples Educates On These And Many Common Moral Conundrums, Offering Bite Sized Advice For Nearly Every Improbable Situation Fueled By Years Of Unintentional Research On The Connections Between Robotic Bears, Talking Tattoos, And The Best Type Of Soap To Remove Irremovable Rings, Greg X Graves Gives Simple, Friendly Yet Essential Guidance On The Twisted Path To Moral Life With An Introduction By Brenton Harper Murray And Stunning Illustrations By Jeff Bent, This Anthology Is A Must Have For Young And Old Aspiring Moralists Alike As short story collections go this one is unique, it is laugh out loud funny and seriously confusing without being annoying The stories themselves are strangely entertaining with morales that are unique, well thought out, occasionally useful and loosely connected to the story preceeding it Graves certainly has an original way of looking at the world and this is is a superb glimpse into that view, you will either love this or hate it, either way it s well worth a go. This has to be one of the most bizarre collections of stories I have ever read When the author contacted me to ask if I would like to review the book, it sounded like it would be a fun, maybe crazy, read Crazy is an understatement This book takes crazy to a whole new level Each story is only a few pages long, and at the end of each page is a moral that, somehow, links to the story Sounds pretty straightforward right A kind of Aesop s Fables for adults, if you will But then consider that the morals are only very loosely linked to the actual stories That the morals are, regularly, even strange than the stories themselves Oh, and sometimes we have no idea how the moral connects to the story whatsoever Confused Yes, I was too.Confusion, though, gives way to humour in this collection of stories Serious readers need not apply There has to be a huge level of suspended belief when reading this collection If you are the kind of reader that can just open a book and go along for the ride, you will love it After the initial shock at just how strange some of these stories are, the humour starts to shine through and I found myself smiling a lot whilst reading The author clearly has a vivid imagination and this collection is the perfect showcase of that The writing was pretty good but I sometims found the plots difficult to follow.All things considered, it did make me smile, but it wasn t for me That said, I think that it would be a good read for those who like light, humourous reads and for fans of speculative short fiction. A weird, mildly entertaining little book full of short stories only a few pages long each Not particularly stood out as amazing or anything, but then I don t think the author was going for depth, weirdness The odd little morals at the end of every story were probably the best parts. Please humor me as I begin this review with a rather long run on sentence It seems the only way to aptly describe how I felt about this book Are you ready Brace yourself Bears, Recycling and Confusing Time Paradoxes was a book that had me reading fervently, in between bouts of pausing to exclaim Wait.what , and then bursting into raucous laughter at the absurdity at was on the page before my boyfriend would look over and demand to know what I was laughing at, to which I could only exclaim The dragon has wooden teeth Vampire..wooden teeth HA and go back to reading.Each and every story in this anthology is worthy of a very loud and well placed, WTF What s hilarious to me is that they are all fantastically written It s as though the book makes fun of itself The humor is so dry in places that there is nothing to do but just laugh Your mind is working so hard to try to figure out how that moral, that little gem of information, links to the story that all you can do is laugh It feels good my friends It feels good.Were you ever curious how certain alien races chose their next leader Why Bigfoot really exists if he exists at all How about what would happen if you were the most unlucky person on Friday the 13th If these questions have plagued your mind at all, you ll need to pick up Bears, Recycling and Confusing Time Paradoxes I ask you, what could be better than random laughter Yes my dear readers That about sums it up Greg X Graves has compiled a set of short stories that is nothing less than confusing and brilliant, at the same time Think of it as an utterly random, tongue in cheek, tribute to the fables of old After all, each story does come complete with a moral I admit that this isn t going to be for everyone definitely not man suit wearing lizard people and I m okay with that You have to have a certain kind of weird in your brain to appreciate this brilliance Am I calling myself weird Why yes I am Thank goodness there are authors like Greg X Graves out there who can cater to people like me.
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- 168 pages
- Bears, Recycling and Confusing Time Paradoxes
- Greg X. Graves
- 03 October 2018 Greg X. Graves