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Baby, Let's Make a Baby by Kirk Curnutt
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Sep 20, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: short-shorts-n-essays
Recommended for: lovers of short stories
Read in September, 2008

Perfect. Delicious. Brilliant.

Eleven short succulent stories, all of which moved me.

"Overpass" was the first one, and it sucked me in. A story of several very different lives crashing together in time. (Plus, Kirk mentions my favorite Dylan EVER, Blood on the Tracks)

I skipped around from here, going to the story "Sleeping Bear". The title reminded me of my favorite childhood place, Sleeping Bear Dunes. What a treat when the story takes place in that very spot!

I have never really been a fan of short stories, I can never get into the story or "believe" in the characters, but this is an example of short stories as they should be. Within the first sentence or two, I was drawn into the story, relating to, aching for, or hating the characters. Immersed in the details and raw emotion of the story, I didn't want to get out. Perfect.

Side note to the author:
I hate you Kirk, for the seemingly effortless writing you do. It's so damn good and here I stuggle to put together a decent review. Okay, so I don't hate you. You rock, bro!
With much admiration and affection,
your goodreads Sis,
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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm sure this is very good... but, Shat, seriously... this is some of the worst cover art ever. Didn't you get any say?

message 2: by Kirk (new)

Kirk I hear you, David. The concept was mine and my son took the pic but the art director didn't quite do it as I envisioned it (it was supposed to be a bellybutton). If I could do it over I'd have them put an Anne Geddes pic on the jacket (ha!).

Books Ring Mah Bell I vote for a Thomas Kinkade next time, Shat.


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