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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Littlest Hitler (Redux)

Book #37 on my reading list this year was Ryan Boudinot's The Littlest Hitler. Oh, have I mentioned this one before?

As expected, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It's a success on all levels. The old stories were great to re-read and the new stories are divinely unique. What else would you expect though from a writer whose book blurbs compare him to the likes of Kurt Vonnegut, Donald Barthelme, George Saunders, Rick Moody, Daniel Handler and Dr. Frankenstein (am I the only one who can't read that word without thinking of how they pronounce it in Young Frankenstein?)?

* Read "The Sofa" it's not in the book, but it's still an old fave.
* Check out the UBookstore's new interview with Ryan on their blog.

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