You Can Finish This Later
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You Can Finish This Later

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  5 reviews
You Can Finish This Later is an illustrated chapbook of short fiction. Mike Parish penned the stories and Dan Tarnowski drew the drawings. Dug up from deep holes in the backyards of their minds, the collection considers the things we leave behind and the changes we learn to accept, sometimes too late and sometimes before anything can be done.

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Paperback, First Edition Chapbook, 48 pages
Published September 22nd 2010 by On Lives Press

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This is a great collection. Parish's writing style makes for an effortless read. He manages to condense something very poignant into a short, fluid essay in each and every story. It's like each one is a distressing thought, but once you're through to the end, you somehow feel better. Maybe it's because we all go through each day feeling like crap on some level, and reading someone else's account of that same notion just makes you think, "Well, it is what it is, then." I get such an unsettled fe...more
Jun 19, 2011 Bee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Bee by: Dan Tarnowski
Shelves: short-stories, poetry
All the stories in this book were lovely. I finished each story with a peculiar ache in my chest- between Parish's way with words, and the awkward yet heartfelt subject matter, I wasn't sure how to feel. The pictures were great as well, adding to the stories and usually creating their own.
I loved Chairs; I agree that a good one is hard to find, and I find myself curled up in the passenger seat of my own car reading a book- it is the only chair that hasn't left me either.
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I liked this book, but wish it were longer. It left me wanting more. The drawings were cute. I would read more from this author.
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Greg Farrell
Some of the most delightful short fiction out there right now. subtle. great drawings, stellar presentation. worth every penny, you'll be showing your friends.
A quiet, subtle little gem of a book. The stories felt so natural and the illustrations perfectly tied every detail together.

(Thanks Dan!)
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