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Come and experience the misadventures of a man with a fish-bowl for a brain, a woman who gives birth to bunnies, and Pterodactyl Man, who has raw egg for a heart. All of this and more in ten twisted tales from a master of Bizarro, Vincent W. Sakowski. Dive deep into the surreal and satirical realms of his neo-classical Blender Fiction, filled with television shoes and flesh-filled skies. You'll be both glad and disturbed that you did.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Mar 6, 2007
Publisher Eraserhead Press
ISBN 193392957X ISBN13 9781933929576
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Sky as contusion Jul 4, 2007
Reading Mr. Sakowski's compact Bizarro prose is like swallowing Lord Buckley in reverse slow motion. He donates shining hammers to the groin in perfect guise of paragraphs, thereby sprinkled with laudanum and small campfires behind the eye. Buy this to scrub your face with the ink in praise of some holy avant thirst or die willing in some traffic of automatic dreamscape. The strange pagan-ite calligrams homed beyond this glowing cover will follow you like smoke until you dis-acknowledge the weak function of any heart.
The peeling need of the Bizarro movement is flexing its muscle above the tombstones of literature. Keep drooling over the television shoes.
Good short story collection Jun 19, 2007
This is a good short story collection. As all collections go, I can't say I loved every single story, but there were a few that really stood out. My favorites were:
"Peel and Eat Buffet" one of THE weirdest strip scenes I have ever read or seen in my life. It will truly stick with you in a slightly disturbing not sure if you are turned on or weirded out kind of a way.
"The Screaming of the Fish" an absurd story about a guy with a fishbowl for a brain.
"On the Other Side of the Fence" about a girl with a dead chicken problem.
"Television Shoes" about a guy who trades in his "radio eyes" for some "television shoes"...literally. <-- this one is set in the same world as Sakowski's novel Some Things Are Better Left Unpluggedwhich I would highly recommend. The short story collection is a good introduction to this authors style but his novel is excellent.
Dead chicken balloons and eggs for hearts May 6, 2007
A bizzaro collection from avant-punk writer Vincent W. Sakowski. This book is novella sized, many of the pieces being "flash fiction". 'The Screaming Of The Fish', 'Peel And Eat Buffet', and 'It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Ragnarok' all appeared in 'The Bizarro Starter Kit', a collection of bizzaro genre authors. His new additions in this collection are noteworthy as well.
Table Of Contents: · The Screaming Of The Fish
· The Miracle Babies
· Television Shoes
· On The Other Side Of The Fence
· Peel And Eat Buffet
· Under A Flesh-Filled Sky
· See Emily Play?
· Wrong Turn Pterodactyl Man
· It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Ragnarok
Followed by author's notes on each story which are quite interesting.
"Weird" doesn't even begin to describe these stories. There is a man with a fishbowl for a head, a young woman who gives virgin birth to a litter of carnivorous bunnies, a man who coughs up living hairballs, an obese tabby cat that sells television shoes, and the end of the world (called Ragnarok) for a young couple named GQ and Vogue.
My two favorites are 'On The Other Side Of The Fence', a tale about dead chicken balloons that explode from the noxious gases on Deborah's tiny piece of land, and 'See Emily Play?', a story that includes a parrot made of fine metal and glass named Mr. Calm, a handicapped woman encased in bronze named Emily, and a spider legged woman named Maria who tries to make a new body for Emily, first from bronze and then from glass. But what pleases Emily is the body of oiled black leather, latex foam rubber, and PVC pipes, is spite of its nasty drawbacks for maintenance.
Fans of the 'Bizarro Genre' will love this novella sized collection of shorts from Vincent W. Sakowski. It takes a sickly twisted mind to come up with tales that will leave you laughing, scratching your head, and occasionally grossed out. Surreal and satirical, 'Misadventures In A Thumbnail Universe' is a great addition to your Bizarro collection. Enjoy!