Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Get in Trouble

Get in Trouble
author: Kelly Link
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.74
book published: 2015
rating: 5
read at: 2015/06/02
date added: 2015/06/02
'Get in Trouble' is a new collection of short stories by Kelly Link. She's a unique talent and it's on full display here.

Kelly Link's worlds are inhabited by ghost actors, strange Summer visitors, robot boyfriends, and conventions full of superheroes and dentists. You'll find familiar and exotic locales, like rural North Carolina, or an abandoned theme park based on the Wizard of Oz, or a remote island where communication is cut off.

And yet, her worlds are inhabited by frail, normal people. We see that even though her worlds are filled with wonder, the people populating them are still prone to doing and saying the wrong thing, or wanting love, or feeling melancholy. Isn't that a reflection of our own world? Are we not surrounded by the wonderful and left only floating a few feet off the ground when we could be soaring?

If you're not familiar with Kelly Link, this is a great place to start. Her stories dwell in the fantastical but are so very grounded. Her style reminds me of Raymond Carver and Flannery O'Connor, but with elements of the strange thrown in for seasoning. Some might dismiss this based on the SF elements, but they'd be missing out on a great collection of stories.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Random House Publishing Group and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review such a wonderful ebook.

via Wayne's bookshelf: read http://ift.tt/1ddoOzj

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