Return of the Dittos: And Other Stories (英語) ペーパーバック – 2009/4/25
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The author of "Moe Howard Died For Our Sins" is back with a new collection of short stories that again shows why reviewers have called him "devious" and "a natural born storyteller." "Return of the Dittos" takes readers on another wild romp. Whether depicting a bagboy revolt or the impending end of the world, these 20 tales are sometimes weird, occasionally outrageous but always thoroughly entertaining. This collection will engage you - and your imagination - from its first page to its last.
Dale Andrew White's short fiction has appeared in Modern Short Stories, Comic Relief, Beyond Science Fiction & Fantasy, Nuthouse, The Macguffin, Northcoast View and numerous other magazines and journals. His work includes the short story collection, "Moe Howard Died For Our Sins" and the interview collection "Encounters with Authors."
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|星3つ 29% (29%)||29%|
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This happens to fit into my lunchtime regimen of short stories on my Android, but I really don't have an overwhelming urge to read or finish, and may soon get another Kindle ready novel.
The few stories I managed to read are not funny. They're written as if meant for a screenplay for a bad pre-teen movie. Author re-attempts to be funny on every page, but fails. Here's an example from Page 14 of author describing a supervisor at a local grocery story:
"Miss Shank, Higgler's head cashier and loyal henchwoman, manned the bottom tier of this control tower. Nicknamed by her staff as "The Face That Stopped a Thousand Time Clocks," the matron of our work camp bared her incisors at any minion she suspected of timecard fraud. Her starched uniform was a stiff as her spine, her black hair cropped so short you could hear the follicles scream.
She glanced at my job application and summoned her master. 'Mr. Higgler, we got fresh meat.' "
I hate to write bad reviews. People often work hard and even if it isn't great you look for the good, right? I hung in for a few stories and closed it. Am going to return it instead of passing it onto others indicating that it could be worth reading.