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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri ...more
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Summary: Spellbinding flash fiction which is silly/fantastic/profound – take your pick.[return][return]Rating: 5 Stars.[return][return]Recommended if you like: Baudelaire’s Paris Spleen, David Byrne, Erotica Flash Fiction, Rene Magritte art[return][return]This collection of short prose pieces (each about a page long) depict seemingly ordinary situations where fantastically absurd things happen. They seem less like like stories than cosmic jokes or Zen fairy tales for Americans. Each prose piece ...more
Jan 19, 2012 Mark O'Neill rated it really liked it
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Being Scottish myself, I have a close affinity with the works of Robert Louis Stevenson. Jekyll and Hyde is his master work and the title has become a synonym for someone with a split personality. But what makes this work stand out is that it was based on a DREAM that Stevenson had! As soon as he woke up, he started writing and the rest is history.[return][return]The story revolves around a lawyer called Utterson who is determined to prove that the respected doctor Henry Jekyll and a nasty evil ...more
I think it is very cool that a lot of older manuscripts are being rediscovered and published but one of the problems with these old stories is that some of them are very dated and this story is a very dated story. It is a good simple story, very easy and fun to read, but it has at its main central core a premise that there is a group of men, an idealized shall we say that runs and takes care of the world in a wonderful manner and this idea is not part of our modern reality so it all reads a bit ...more
Jan 26, 2012 Scott Knitter rated it it was amazing
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