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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

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Willful Creatures

Book #10 of my '07 reading list was Aimee Bender's short story collection Willful Creatures.

Bender writes vivid surrealistic stories a la George Saunders or Ryan Boudinot. In Willful Creatures she delivers a fine collection of tales that illustrate her unique style and vivid prose. If you're a fan of the short stories it's well worth picking up.

Aimee Bender's website


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