Item description for Meet Me in the Moon Room: Stories by Ray Vukcevich...
"Eccentric short stories, which frequently give everyday life a loopy twist."-The Book Magazine
"What other writer could make you start laughing halfway down the first page of a story about a man putting on a sweater? Thurber maybe, a long time ago."-Damon Knight, author of Humpty Dumpty, An Oval
Thirty-three fantastic, surreal stories in the mode of Donald Barthelme or Mark Leyner.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2001
Publisher Small Beer Press
ISBN 1931520011 ISBN13 9781931520010
Availability 0 units.
More About Ray Vukcevich
Ray Vukcevich lives on the coast of Oregon and works at the University of Oregon. He is the author of the novel, The Man With Maybe Half-a-Dozen Faces, and his short stories have appeared in Hobart, F&SF, Year's Best SF, Scifiction, The Infinite Matriz, Strange Horizons, and more.
Ray Vukcevich currently resides in Eugene, in the state of Oregon.
Reviews - What do customers think about Meet Me in the Moon Room: Stories?
Thin stories that left me cold Nov 22, 2002
Well, this chap has imagination, I have to admit that. But I was totally unmoved by the charachters or the stories. This is what's wrong whit those Roald Dahls-like authors: they are so intent at startling their readers that they forget everything else, like interesting personnages and a plausible story. Some stories, as usual, runs too short, as they're hurrying to their almost invariably UNPLEASANT finale. I was very disappointed. If you want something really good, read Vandermeer's Book of Ambergris.
Quality Collection! Jul 13, 2002
Hi. Meet Me in the Moon Room contains many fine stories, a few brilliant stories, a couple of workman-like stories, some fablistic creations, and less than it's fair share of skippable stories. More good than bad; more great than horrible. Vukcevich is quirky, smart, and lives in Oregon but his mind races across the galaxy. If you read this, you read quality.
I give it four stars because there are some clunkers, but you might give it five stars because the clunkers are few and far between.
No planet like Planet Ray Oct 3, 2001
Planet Ray is a unique force on the verge of discovery.
Here's a collection of funny, sweet, original, and wise stories.
Lucky is the reader who stumbles from dark onto a story where a paper bag is the metaphor for a troubled marriage, where a missile silo is a refuge, where a strange disease carries people further away from each other than they could have dreamed. Ray Vukcevich writes like the love child of Oscar Wilde and Emily Dickenson. Or maybe I mean Thornton Wilder and Emile Zola. It boggles the mind to think about the combinations, only in a good way. Just like the book.
Great writing Sep 15, 2001
It made me laugh, It made me cry. It scared me. It was inspiring. As someone said on the cover there is no other planet like planet Ray. I strongly recommend this book for fans of good writing. I look forward to Mr. Vukcevich's next book.
Buy This Book Now... Sep 6, 2001
Ray V.'s stories are original, intelligent, charming, honest, funny and poignant -- all at the same time. He must be multi-tasking :)