by Richard Brautigan
If Donald Barthelme and Raymond Carver got together to collaborate on a collection of stories the result might be something like this. At about two pages each, on average, most of the stories in this book are more like vignettes. Usually, they successfully convey a mood, an impression, or a joke; a few are undermined by Brautigan's habit of using really odd similes. The title story and Halloween stand out as two of the best.
copyright © 2001 John Regehr