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With and Without Class

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Short stories blending science fiction, fantasy and satire. Fourteen stories that refuse to be pigeon-holed. From the edges of the known Universe, to the microscopic limits of a Petri dish, to a yuppie's post-apocalyptic bachelor pad, be prepared to imagine new worlds and new ideas.

Misplaced characters find themselves in the strangest dilemmas. Can a ghost find his revenge
Kindle Edition, 129 pages
Published by Poetics Press (first published April 2nd 2012)
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A weird assortment of tales, mostly horror, but also displaying the author's irrepressible sense of humor. Stories take place in various settings, from Petri dishes, to small town hovels, to the edge of the universe. And, um, stuff happens, if you know what I mean.

Some stories (featuring a few of David's wackier scenarios) were reprinted from Not from Concentrate, possibly to lighten the mood a little.

Fleming has a lot of knowledge about human nature. Some of his small town characters feel like
David Fleming
Nov 16, 2014 David Fleming rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Of course I'm biased because I wrote it.
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3.5-4 stars
Collections of short stories are like a drug to me, and 'With and Without Class' offered up some pretty good shit. XD
First, a couple of stories I really loved, 'A Blind Date for Bonkers', 'Soulmate Divorce' and 'Talent Police.'
'Blind Date' was so deliciously weird and fast-paced I couldn't get enough. The ever-contracting slang set against ever-growing relationship problems made me giggle the whole way through. I suppose if I was that tiny I wouldn't want to deal with the BS either.
Charlie Kravetz
This review is for the Kindle edition ebook.

An eclectic mix of short stories, some are great, some are not, well worth reading.

This is a book of stories. The only common theme is horror. Some of the stories are very good. I did not enjoy every story, but I was happy to have a mix to read. It is very nice to have something different once in a while. The fact that this is a mix means most of us will find a few stories we really like, even though there will be a few we do not like mixed in.

I really
Melissa Robitille
The book, as a whole, was fairly well done. Several stories are disjointed, but interesting if you enjoy a story that makes you wonder what recreational drugs the author was partaking of while writing. Other stories are little gems. As an editor, I found the typos to consist of largely forgivable oversights, but mixing up 'their', 'there' and 'they're' irritates me deeply and threw me right out of more than one story that was otherwise quite good.

I recommend anyone who deals poorly with made-up
Dec 20, 2014 Evie marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I want this and I want it now.
*adds to gift card spending list*
This review and others can be also found on A Lazy Squirrel's Reading Guide.

Overall, the collection was okay. I can’t say I loved it, but it had some stories that I liked, while some really dragged for me.

My favourite was the one about the couple getting a divorce. I'm neither married nor a divorcee, but something still struck me there. I'd say because the divorce wasn't the main point of that story.

Some of the stories were quite bonkers. Especially the one called A Blind Date for Bonkers ;)

Sheldon Wiebe
With and Without Class is a collection of a baker's dozen of David Wallace Fleming's short stories - plus an excerpt from a novel.

Actual rating: 3.5 stars.

The stories rage from science fiction to fantasy to horror and every permutation of those genres. The best way I can think of to describe them is to say that they are definitely peculiar.

Whether dealing with soulmates who seek a divorce in the afterlife, or a digital world in which citizens who try to artificially enhance their looks, intellig
Nanette Tredoux
I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley for the purpose of reviewing it.

What an extravagantly versatile imagination David Fleming has. The choice of themes and settings for these short stories are literally mind-boggling - such a variety. With each story, the reader is immersed in a different world, and it may take you a while to judge whether you are supposed to experience it as real or not. Some of the stories are set in alternate realities, and some are truly bizarre, some are
With and Without Class is a collection of 14 very different stories. I liked the idea of being able to put the book down at any point and pick it back up read another short story. The collection of stories are funny, very weird, entertaining and quite creative. Thanks to Goodreads, it was worth the read!
Sarah Anderson
An interesting collection of tales, though a little disjointed. I rather enjoyed the creative storytelling, though I feel like the stories themselves were too short to offer any connection with the reader. As of such, there was no resolution, or if there was, it fell flat. I would have like to see the author expand on some of the worlds he created.
Some stories through really caught my heart - A Blind Date for Bonkers will always stick with me! - while others really did not interest me. It was d
Marilyn Stanley
Although horror stories are not my favourite reading material, I enjoyed this book - mostly because it was fourteen little stories that I could read one or two at a time and then put the book down and think about what I had read. I must say this author has quite the imagination but I guess that's what it takes to be a good write.

I highly recommend his book.
*I received "With and Without Class" for free through Goodreads First Reads*

This book kept me company on my way to and back from work this week and my trips definitely weren't boring. It is a collection of extravagant, peculiar, weird, funny and entertaining stories. Some of them I liked less, they were a bit confusing, some I liked more. My personal favorite is "The Natural Celebrity".
Surrealistically bizarre, at times disturbing, all of them entertaining. Twists, turns, giggles, oh my's, oh YEA this was a fun collection! My favorite was Zombie Clown Western. Some I re-read, they were too entertaining to want to stop. The Magic-Fiver was one of those. I give this book an over all WOW! Great human insight put into incredible situations/ideas and did I mention how much I liked this book! WOW!
I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway.

This is a book of 13 short stories supposedly based on fantasy, horror and science fiction. Personally I'm not sure what genre I would put these short stories in, they definitely were those of the real world, but some I would just class as strange and not really science fiction/fantasy like. For example a story about a stool competition doesn't really fall into those categories.

It wasn't a particularly large book yet it took me a while to finish. I j
This was an amazing book!!! Loved it! :D
Lisa Lucas
Won in goodreads giveaway 12-29-14, received 01/12/2015. Review to follow
couldn't get past the 2nd chapter. I tried
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