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The Day Dali Died: Poetry and Flash Fiction

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In this new collection from World Fantasy Award-winner Jeff VanderMeer, car accidents, Angkor Wat, dead whales, flower vendors, dogcatchers, classic television shows, frogs, and the moon are transformed by the author's imagination into something unique and magical. Showcaseing his Rhysling Award-winning poem "Flight," reprinted in Nebula Awards 30, The Day Dali Died also p ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published August 5th 2003 by Prime Books (first published 2003)
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neko cam
Jul 22, 2010 neko cam rated it liked it
Poetry isn't usually my cup of tea, but 'Lassie' and 'Gilligan's Island Revisited' were unlike any poetry I've read before. Quirky and humorous, they explore a darker take on those light and cheerful shows - incorporating violent insanity, animal abuse, cannibalism, and the like. The other piece of verse that I feel is deserving of particular mention is the titular 'The Day Dali Died'. It is so succinct, so concise, and yet it conjures imagery so complete in its surreality as to do justice to it ...more
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3.5. Some 5 star moments like the poem "We Underground" and a review of an imaginary children's book by Cormac McCarthy (called Sarah's New Pony), but on the whole a mixed bag, as one might expect from such a collection.
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Jeff VanderMeer's new novel is Borne, set for publication in late April of 2017. His most recent fiction is the NYT-bestselling Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance), all released in 2014. The series won the Shirley Jackson Award and the Nebula Award, was shortlisted for several others, and has been acquired by publishers in 32 other countries. Paramount Pictures/Scott R ...more
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