Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘short stories’

The Woman Who Married A Cloud

Married Cloud 1When I purchased this I thought it was one of those psychological books that presented unusual mental afflictions experienced by some people.  It’s not. The Woman Who Married a Cloud is a collection of short stories by Jonathan Carroll .  The only way that I can really explain the type of stories contained in this book is perhaps allude to the famous television series The Twilight Zone.  The stories are rather bizarre and generally have a twist…some expected and some not.  As with any work of this sort there were stories that I enjoyed, and quite a few that I did not.  About half way through the book I almost put it down as I found myself rushing through each story trying to get to the end of the book.  I really hate to give up on a book.  This one started to feel like a strain on me.  Some of the stories just ended abruptly for me, but they got better for me and I finished and was overall pleased.

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

A chipmunk dating a squirrel, a curious owl, a violent rabbit, and vomit-eating flies are just some of the characters you’ll meet in this collection of short stories by David Sedaris . Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk is a less than cute set of tales and should not be confused with children’s stories.  Many would be quite disturbing for young minds and probably not for those without a taste for grim overtones.  I would guess Sedaris’ works parallels the tales of the Brothers Grimm’s works before they were “Disneyed” and toned down for young audiences.  The book was enjoyable thought not for everyone.