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Christopher Klim

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Christopher Klim once worked on observation and exploration satellites for the space program. He has also worked as a photojournalist, an assistant to a master chef, and a journalism professor. He is the executive editor of Best New Writing, and the chair of The Eric Hoffer Award for books and prose. He is the author of several books, including the satires Jesus Lives in Trenton and The Winners Circle. His other books include Idiot!, Everything Burns, Write to Publish, and the Firecracker Jones series. True Surrealism gathers his stories into a complete set for the first time. The Book Reporter dubbed Klim "one of the top [novelists] of our day."

His book list contains only books that he loved or are important to him for various reasons.

Average rating: 4.45 · 206 ratings · 109 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Idiot!

4.58 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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True Surrealism

4.62 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Everything Burns

4.11 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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The Winners Circle

3.96 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Jesus Lives in Trenton

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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Best New Writing 2010

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Write to Publish: Essential...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2005 — 2 editions
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4.89 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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"Short stories can be frustrating because when they are compelling like many in this collection are, I want to learn more about the characters. On the other hand, I am grateful when a short story's topic leaves one feeling uncomfortable--not becaus..." Read more of this review »
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"This is an excellent, entertaining, and educational book. I’m an award winning novelist in a (very) different genre and I was fascinated by the diverse, rich vignettes in this book.

There are many arrows of truth and good insights into the textured..." Read more of this review »
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Squeaky and the Stinky Mouse by Sarah  Cash
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Stumbled into this gem at a relative's house for "story time." Kids loved it. Great story about acceptance of others.
True Surrealism by Christopher Klim
“The smell of grease in the Horseshoe Diner was strong, like the residuals of every meal that had ever been cooked over its open griddle. I lingered in a corner booth near the window, speaking to my wife Ava on the cell phone. With as much free time as a corpse, I pondered past mistakes, but I kept the call short before she asked too many questions and revived the dying thoughts in my mind. A man was a sharp and useful tool, I thought, as long as he never paused to consider it.”
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True Surrealism by Christopher Klim
“I had built a life where nothing failed expectations—bills were paid, heaters kept heating, roofs never leaked. We could be framed and shot by the Good Housekeeping paparazzi, and they would never catch a brick out of place, a shrub overgrown, or our boys in shoes or pants a half size too small. Our life was perfect, until I ruined everything.”
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“The smell of grease in the Horseshoe Diner was strong, like the residuals of every meal that had ever been cooked over its open griddle. I lingered in a corner booth near the window, speaking to my wife Ava on the cell phone. With as much free time as a corpse, I pondered past mistakes, but I kept the call short before she asked too many questions and revived the dying thoughts in my mind. A man was a sharp and useful tool, I thought, as long as he never paused to consider it.”
Christopher Klim, True Surrealism

“I had built a life where nothing failed expectations—bills were paid, heaters kept heating, roofs never leaked. We could be framed and shot by the Good Housekeeping paparazzi, and they would never catch a brick out of place, a shrub overgrown, or our boys in shoes or pants a half size too small. Our life was perfect, until I ruined everything.”
Christopher Klim, True Surrealism

“I had built a life where nothing failed expectations—bills were paid, heaters kept heating, roofs never leaked. We could be framed and shot by the Good Housekeeping paparazzi, and they would never catch a brick out of place, a shrub overgrown, or our boys in shoes or pants a half size too small. Our life was perfect, until I ruined everything.”
Christopher Klim, True Surrealism

“The smell of grease in the Horseshoe Diner was strong, like the residuals of every meal that had ever been cooked over its open griddle. I lingered in a corner booth near the window, speaking to my wife Ava on the cell phone. With as much free time as a corpse, I pondered past mistakes, but I kept the call short before she asked too many questions and revived the dying thoughts in my mind. A man was a sharp and useful tool, I thought, as long as he never paused to consider it.”
Christopher Klim, True Surrealism




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Christopher Klim Christopher wrote: "Kira wrote: "Hey Christopher! I recognize you from twitter - it's nice seeing you on Goodreads. Thanks for the friend request :)"

Thank you!"


Any time, you want to review one of my books, I'll send you one.


Christopher Klim J.P. wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, Christopher. I was reading your quotes and I look forward to reading some of your books."

Any time, you want to review one of my books, I'll send you one.


Christopher Klim Kira wrote: "Hey Christopher! I recognize you from twitter - it's nice seeing you on Goodreads. Thanks for the friend request :)"

Thank you!


message 6: by J.P.

J.P. Sexton Thanks for the friendship, Christopher. I was reading your quotes and I look forward to reading some of your books.


message 5: by Roze

Roze Wallin Thanks for the friend request! =)


message 4: by Christopher (last edited Dec 17, 2015 02:17AM)

Christopher Klim My pleasure.


Sherry Terry Thanks for adding me to your friend's list.


message 2: by Kira

Kira Hawke Hey Christopher! I recognize you from twitter - it's nice seeing you on Goodreads. Thanks for the friend request :)


message 1: by Dale

Dale Thele Christopher, thank you for accepting my friend request. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!


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