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Going Somewhere Soon: Collected Stories & Drawings: 3

4.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  212 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
The third book in the series was completed in Iowa. It features some of Brian's most resonant stories including Illusion of Control & Butterflies.
Paperback, 70 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Storypeople (first published March 1st 1995)
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Ellen
Feb 03, 2009 Ellen rated it really liked it
"There are times I think I'm doing things on principle, but mostly I just do what feels good. But that's a principle, too."
Karli
Oct 22, 2012 Karli rated it it was amazing
"These are little packets of light & you need to plant them early in the year & remember to mark where they were because lots of times they look like weeds in the beginning & it's not until later that you see how beautiful they really are." And that is why this book is amazing.

And this: "I moved a lot when I was young & I still ache a bit at the thought of all those autumns in new & unfamiliar landscapes."

Read this book in autumn. It will make you feel warm and snug in the cr
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Kristin
Jun 30, 2013 Kristin rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
Read this in order: Mostly True, then Still Mostly True, then this one (Going Somewhere Soon). I think this is the weakest of the three. None of the stories particularly stood out to me in the way that some remarkable ones from Mostly True and Still Mostly True did. Maybe I've just read too much Brian Andreas over the weekend and I've become desensitized to his style, but I think the other books are stronger.
Susan Fetterer
Aug 12, 2011 Susan Fetterer rated it it was amazing
Charming poetic anecdotes and magical illustrations---this quick read lingers in your head for some time. It has child like qualities and panders to the short attention span we all enjoy at times. There's a universal, appealing aspect to the thoughts reminding the reader that we each have much in common with others.
Karyn
Aug 06, 2008 Karyn rated it really liked it
Recommended to Karyn by: Andrea
Shelves: artsy-fartsy
I've been in love with Story People since I was in high school, when I first saw some of Andreas' sculptures and drawings at an art store in Newport. Andrea gave me this book as a college graduation/moving away to Colorado present. It's among my prized possessions.
Woodge
Dec 31, 2010 Woodge rated it liked it
Got this slim volume as a gift this past Christmas. It contains some very short pieces and doodles which are sort of like thoughtful little musings and mini-stories. Reminded me a little of Barry Yourgrau but more grounded in reality. It was cute.
Randy
Jul 12, 2011 Randy rated it it was amazing
This was the second book of this set I read and really enjoyed them. Mostly True was the best so far but this one had some great one page stories as well. I borrowed these books and glad I found them.
Leonard
Feb 23, 2010 Leonard rated it really liked it
Unique, inspiring, and humorous collection of brief (one page or less) prose observations or memories.
Shanna
Aug 21, 2007 Shanna rated it really liked it
I stole this from my stepmom in the 7th grade.
Just glancing at it still makes me ridiculously happy.
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May 24, 2008 Jackie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
read it, read it, read it!
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Love it!
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Brian Andreas (born 1956 in Iowa City, Iowa) is an American writer, painter, sculptor and publisher. Most notable of his works are the StoryPeople objects he makes using salvaged wood from old rural homesteads. These mixed-media works include a short story that focuses on a moment or a memory, and the deliberately crude folk-art-like shapes display bright yet soothing colors and shadowy amorphous ...more
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