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Sex World

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  23 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Ron Koertge eagerly tries his talented hand at Flash Fiction. In “BFF,” a teenage girl from the near-future orders friends from Amazon. A few pages later, a robot who travels what is left of the world and observes through “well-engineered eyes” claims that the sound of turbines is his lullaby. A fed-up daughter finds a foolproof way to do away with her awful mother, while ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 16th 2014 by Red Hen Press
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Chance Lee
Aug 03, 2015 Chance Lee rated it liked it
Shelves: short-stories
What is a story, I wonder, reading Sex World by Ron Koertge. And how the hell do you pronounce Koertge? Sometimes he is a character in his own stories. Ron. Ronnie. Does Ronnie rhyme with Koertge?

These stories are flash fiction. Fifty-six of them, each under 1,000 words. I counted the stories, but not the words. Ronnie’s stories are sometimes whimsical, sometimes ironic, sometimes brutal. I like the brutal ones, like when a man whose father taught him to pack efficiently looks at his father’s co
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The cover art sold me on this one, but truthfully I only really liked about less than half of the stories.
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Aug 29, 2014 ST rated it it was amazing
Fun and creative, an enjoyable spin on the tropes of romance and other relationships in pop culture and classic myth.
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Jan 03, 2015 Kelly rated it it was amazing
An absolutely fabulous collection of story/poems. If I were a filmmaker, I'd steal (er, acquire the rights to) about a dozen of these and turn them into treatments. Wonderful stuff.
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Very, very good. I don't think there's one piece in here that isn't fantastic.
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Ask Ron Koertge what he brings to the realm of young adult fiction, and the seasoned author responds matter-of-factly. "I write dialogue well, and I'm funny," he says--an assessment few would argue with. "I like iconoclasm and practice it in my fiction. I don't like pretense or hypocrisy. I'm almost always irreverent."

A faculty member for more than 35 years at Pasadena City College, where he has
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