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Slight Details & Random Events

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  42 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A collection of short stories from one of today's most talented and challenging new writers. Eric Arvin covers everything from college love to mystical river sprites, from deep tragedy to bawdy sex comedy, in this collection that takes the everyday and finds the adventure within. It's a read sure to keep you guessing.

Cover art and illustrations by HvH (http: //
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 8th 2007 by Dreamspinner Press (first published November 2007)
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Jan 01, 2012 Shanna rated it it was amazing
This book is brilliant, not a single misstep in the entire anthology. There's generous dose of humor with a dash of spiritual enlightenment. Arvin again manages to blow me away with his mastery of language and the magnificent turns of phrase that make this book one of the best I've ever read. Arvin has a true talent for creating unique and wholly lovable characters. This is one collection that you don't want to miss. I gulped it down in one day and I know it's a book that I will reread many time ...more
Lil' Grogan
An interesting collection with poetry, romance, comedy, spirituality and tragedy. The bulk of the stories relate different episodes in Cat and Gael's life, as we follow them from college into careers. Many of the themes in this main romance are repeated throughout the collection, and I view the rest of the entries as extensions of the Cat and Gael storyline. In effect, I see them as Gael's writing: working out his joys and pains, and experimenting with his experiences. I prefer that way of viewi ...more
Sep 06, 2010 Adara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have no idea why, but I went into reading this one thinking that I wasn't going to like it. (Maybe the synopsis didn't appeal to me?) I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I was wrong.

The stories were short but very poignant, and reading the scene that became the story around SubSurdity: Vignettes from Jasper Lane and its sequel, Suburbilicious: Vignettes from Jasper Lane, made me want to read those as well. I actually like Eric Arvin's style of writing very much, particularly his comed
Elisa Rolle
Maybe I'm late, but I discover a new author, for me at least, that I for sure will add to my must-read author. Eric Arvin. Slight Details & Random Events is a collection of short stories, but, even if usually I'm not very fond of anthology of short stories, this time I like it very much cause most of the stories are intertwined and so we have the chance to read almost a full novel inside the anthology.

Prometheus: this is a fairy tale, very short. A man finds a very handsome and sculptured ma
Jan 30, 2012 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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There is nothing quite like sinking into an Eric Arvin book. From the first page you are delighted by the amazing place that is the imagination of this man. Each story is filled with magic and love; some with familiar characters and some with new friends and yet each leaves you feeling happy and satisfied and desperate for more tales.
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"Some of [Arvin's] work is as direct as Hemingway with the sensitivity of O'Connor or Shields, and yet others nuanced as if Maupin wrote a letter to Penthouse." - Thom Fitzgerald, director THE HANGING GARDEN

Eric Arvin resides in the same sleepy Indiana river town where he grew up. He graduated from Hanover College with a Bachelors in History. He has lived, for brief periods, in Italy and Australia
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