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Straw House by Daniel Nayeri
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Nov 12, 2011

it was amazing
Read in July, 2011

Belated posting of an advance copy review

Daniel Nayeri has got the funny. Shall I sound a little bit inflated when I tell you, gentle reader, that I have an advanced copy of what I am not fearful of presumptively calling Nayeri's priceless collection of novellas. I have one of the four stories to be precise,"Doom With A View", which is a concocted tale of genius, ignited, but only just, by the timelessness of Sleeping Beauty, and it would seem, Romeo and Juliet. Beyond that shadow of a parallel, the book is a broken mold. Wholly fresh, a literary feast, deep belly chuckle escapism, for certain. If the whole world could do with language what Daniel does, we would never go to war, part ways with a life-long friend or buy books based on movies, ever, ever again. Due out in October, this book may almost dissipate off shelves. You may forget you wanted a copy (we do that because we are busy) so you're gonna wanna pre-order now. Tell them Barb sent ya.

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