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Broken Symmetries

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A collection of short stories.
200 pages
Published 2009 by Dog Horn Publishing
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Douglas Thompson
May 06, 2010 Douglas Thompson rated it really liked it
The second story in Steve Redwood’s collection of twenty-six short stories just might contain the best opening sentence I’ve ever read: “The nightmare began again, although no one could have known it, when Hemera took her daughter to the pet shop to buy her a Betelgeusian squoggle-catcher for her tenth cloneday”. What can I say? It stays that astonishing, that wonderfully silly, for the next ten pages, and your sides are sore with laughter by the end of it. That story (“The Road To Damascus”) is ...more
Cristina
May 13, 2013 Cristina rated it really liked it
El humor es un recurso difícil de emplear con acierto en literatura. El escritor, a diferencia del actor o del monologuista, no dispone de la gestualidad ni de la entonación de la voz para acentuar la comicidad de su texto. Solo cuenta como aliadas: la habilidad de su propia pluma; y la imaginación del lector, aunque ésta última es un hueso duro de roer que necesita una adecuada masticación. En realidad, el autor solo puede controlar su capacidad evocativa de risas porque nunca se puede dar por ...more
Stephen Theaker
Jul 29, 2009 Stephen Theaker rated it really liked it
A highly entertaining collection of short stories, of which I've been lucky enough to read an early version. Each is almost completely different to the rest, except for the fact that they're all so good... Some are funny, others deadly serious; some are bafflingly erudite, others are fluffy confections. Some, like "Sanctuary", seem serious at first, but end up being extremely silly - in a good way!

"Damaged" opens the collection, taking us with John William Smith on his visit to the library - he'
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