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Are We Not Men ? by Brent Spencer
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Feb 18, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: favourites
Recommended for: Lovers. Haters. In-Betweeners.
Read in September, 2007

This may be one of the best short story collections I've ever read. Brent Spencer is hilarious, but also has the ability to knock you flat with the longing and depth of his stories. The coolest thing is...the guy's from right here in Omaha! I met him a few times this past year. We ate finger foods at one of Jonis' readings. He's the nicest guy in the world. Possibly most talented? I know, I'm using hyperbole. If you like Raymond Carver and pop culture, check this collection out. He's also got a story in the "Best American Mystery Stories 2007." That one is great. I literally couldn't move after he read it at the Nebraska Summer Writers' Conference.

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Joe Nope, we're not. I think you should make it a goal to have the next set of books you read have titles that seem to be completing a conversation like: Are you there God, it's me, Margaret? Like you'd understand anyway.

Josh That's a good idea. It's true, I picked this up just to get an answer. Sadly, on the last page, it informed me that I was, in fact, a woman.

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